Habitat for Humanity to host Stud Run April 12

Published 11:57 am Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Runners, walkers and cheerleaders are invited to participate in Escambia County Habitat for Humanity’s first ever Stud Run.

The event, set for April 2 at Jennings Park in Brewton, will be a 5K event that both walkers and runners will enjoy according to Lisa Tindell, executive director for ECHFH. Final registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the run/walk beginning at 8:30 a.m.

“We are excited to host this event,” Tindell said. “I know that the spring fever is hitting hard in this area right now and we hope this first Saturday in April will be a chance for everyone to come out and enjoy some nice weather, nice fellowship and a little exercise and competition.”

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Registration is now open for those who wish to compete in the event, Tindell said.

“We are now getting folks signed up for this event and will have t-shirts for the first 50 participants that sign up before March 15,” Tindell said. “We hope to see a lot of runners and walkers at this event, but we are also hoping for some cheerleaders for those participating. This even should be fun and it will give Habitat a chance to reach out to those who may not have a true understanding of what we do in Escambia County.”

Registration fees are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Awards will be made in both categories for male and female winners, Tindell said.

“We are also still looking for sponsors to help out with this event,” Tindell said. “We have sponsorships available at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels that will offer some benefits for those taking part at the sponsorship level. We hope to help defray some of the cost of this event with sponsorships. We have already teamed up with RoadID as a sponsor who is providing runner bibs and other gifts for those participating in the event. We hope to increase our sponsorships and make this a successful fundraiser for Habitat.”

Escambia County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization. Any contribution made to Habitat is tax-deductible. For additional information about Habitat’s activities or the Stud Run, call 867-0095.