Archive for Sunday, June 26, 2011

Small town 5K races support Lawrence Memorial Hospital, community wellness

June 26, 2011

Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association is having 5K run/walks in three area towns this summer.

It’s the third year for its “Small Town Big Cause” fundraiser.

The events will benefit the endowment association, which provides financial support to LMH for medical education, research, equipment, land acquisition and unique programs.

Also, half of the net proceeds raised in each town will be donated back through a wellness grant to help improve the community’s health.

The details:

• Tonganoxie — July 23 at Family Medicine of Tonganoxie, 410 Woodsfield. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the race at 7:30 a.m.

• Eudora — July 30 at Eudora Parks and Recreation Center, 1638 Elm St. Registrations begins at 7 a.m. and the race at 8 a.m.

• Baldwin City — Aug. 27 at Baldwin City Golf Course, 1500 South St. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race at 8 a.m.

Registration before July 1 is $20 for one event, $35 for two, and $50 for three. After July 1, it’s $25, $45 and $65.

Prizes will be given at each event for: overall top male and female finishers, top male and female in each age group, the team with the first three finishers, team with the most members and team with most creative apparel.

To register or for more information, contact Melissa Hess at 505-3317 or visit


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