Organizers of the fifth annual Weston 5K Run/Walk on April 21 want to make sure that area children can be involved in the healthy activity.
They have added a short foot race for children 10 and younger named the Weston Wee Run. At 11 a.m., young participants will run from East Second Street to First Street, along Court Avenue in Weston. The children will receive a T-shirt and prize for the event.
The Weston 5K Run and Wellness Walk will begin earlier that day, at 10 a.m. Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, the city of Weston and Saint Patrick Church and School cooperate for the event.
"We are getting interest from a variety of groups," said Mary Hendricks, co-chair. "We want everyone to realize that this isn't just for runners, but for everyone who want to get out and walk their way to wellness. The addition of the Wee Run several years ago was a way for us to encourage residents of all ages to get out and walk or run to wellness."
Prizes in both the female and male contests are $150 first place, $75 second place and $25 third place. This year there are 10 age categories which include younger than 11; 11-15; 16-20; 21-25; 26-35; 36-45; 46-55; 56-65; 66-75; 76-plus.
Registration forms can be obtained by going to www.stonewallhospital.com. In the menu on the left side, click on either Weston 5K Run/Walk or Weston Wee Run.
For more information or to volunteer, anyone interested can call Julia Spelsberg at 304-269-8167.