Online registration for The Center for Rural Development’s fourth annual Rogers Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk is now open.
Runners and walkers may register at www.centeryouthprograms.com as an individual participant or as a group (which consists of five or more members).
The Rogers Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk is scheduled for Oct. 14, from 7-9 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.
Proceeds from the event will go to support Rogers Scholars and high school students in southern and eastern Kentucky who participate each year in the week-long leadership and entrepreneurial program.
“Rogers Scholars taught me the value of serving others and making a difference in my community,” said 2016 Rogers Scholars graduate Dillyn Twisdale of Garrard County. “I learned that you can overcome obstacles that may stand in your way to accomplish a goal with hard work.”
The Rogers Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk, open to the general public and all former youth program graduates, is a fun, family-friendly event. Participants are encouraged to wear bright colors and glow accessories. Glow sticks, neon bracelets, necklaces and neon tights are all welcome.
“The Rogers Scholars program is a phenomenal experience for young people across the region, and we depend on fundraisers, like our glow run, to keep the program going each year,” said Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator at The Center. “All proceeds will benefit the program, which is provided free of charge to rising high school juniors within The Center’s 45-county primary service area.”
If you register for the Rogers Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk before Sept. 28, participants will receive a complimentary race T-Shirt.
Registration fees are $25 for adults (13 and up); $20 for youth (12 and under) and $20 per participant for groups (5 or more).
The top overall male and female finisher will each receive a $100 cash prize. Medals will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.
Since 1998, 1,120 high school students have graduated from Rogers Scholars, and potential scholarships valued at more than $7.2 million have been offered to graduates from 17 participating colleges and universities.
For more information on the Rogers Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk or to learn more about the Rogers Scholars program, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com, call youth programs coordinator Delaney Stephens at 606-677-6000, or email [email protected] Keep up with the latest information on the 5K race and youth programs at The Center on Facebook and Twitter.