for Memories 5K Walk/Run in Elkhart this weekend
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ELKHART -- The second
annual Miles for Memories 5K Walk/Run will take place in Elkhart on
Saturday, Aug. 31. The race starts at Hudson's Talk of The Town, 115 Gov.
Oglesby St. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8.
All proceeds will be donated to the
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter,
This race and walk is an off-road
event with the course laid out over historic Elkhart Hill.
There will be awards for the male
and female first-, second- and third-place finishers, and the
first-place winners' names will be added to the "Braggin' Rights"
plaque that hangs in the Talk of the Town.
A sausage gravy and biscuit
breakfast will be served. It will be free of charge to participants,
and a freewill offering will be accepted from those who didn't run
or walk. A bloody mary bar will be available.
There will also be a bake sale and
games for the kids.
Registration forms are available at
Country Financial in Lincoln and at Hudson's Talk of the Town and
Hometown Realty, both in Elkhart. The forms are also available by
calling 217-750-1368 and online through
Charlie Williams, Country Financial
agent in Lincoln, is again sponsoring T-shirts for the event.
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Participants are asked to bring a
photo of the person or the reason they are participating. A collage
will be compiled from the photos and will be displayed at the next
In America, 5 million people are
living with Alzheimer's. It is the sixth-leading cause of death in
this country. Join in fighting this disease by participating in the
second annual 5K Miles for Memories.