Lawrence County 4-H will sponsor the first “4-H 5K Run for Health,” 8 a.m. Saturday, November 17 beginning at Oak Park in Aurora.
In addition to helping raise funds for Lawrence County 4-H members, those who register will participate in a fun, healthy activity and be eligible for a number of awards.
“Healthy Lifestyles is just one of 4-H’s initiatives,” said Karla Deaver, 4-H Youth Development Specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “We are hoping to make this an annual event that will not only help us send 4-H members on trips and help fund other educational activities, but will also help the community engage with our members and volunteers in a fun, healthy way.”
The cost to register for the event is $15 for 4-H members and volunteers, and $20 for non-4-H members. Advanced registration is required by Wednesday, October 31. For more information on the event or to register, call MU Extension at 417-466-3102 or go online to extension.missouri.edu/Lawrence.
“The Lawrence County 4-H Council is excited about this new event, and see it as an opportunity to promote 4-H in the local area, as well as provide families with a fun, healthy activity,” said Karla Deaver, 4-H Youth Development Specialist.