A little cold weather doesn’t stop a dedicated runner. That’s what the Hancock County American Red Cross Youth Council is counting on as they plan the second annual Run For The Red 5K on Saturday, February 23. Run For The Red will begin and end at the Findlay Village Mall. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the run begins at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $20 before February 10 and $25 after February 10. Registration is available at the Findlay Village Mall office, Elder-Beerman in the Findlay Village Mall, and the Hancock County American Red Cross office (125 Fair St. in Findlay). Food and beverages will be provided and all runners will receive a gift bag.
Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik is the Honorary Chair for Run For The Red. “I’m very proud to serve as Honorary Chair for this event,” says Mihalik. “The Red Cross Youth Council is a great example of the positive power of youth in our community and being able to help support the good work they do is important to me.” Mihalik, an avid runner herself, will be at the event to greet the participants and start the Run.
All proceeds from Run For The Red benefit the Hancock County American Red Cross Youth Council. Run For The Red is sponsored by the Findlay Village Mall, Mix 96.7FM, and Northwest Ohio Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
The Hancock County American Red Cross Youth Council is a youth service group that helps the American Red Cross fulfill its humanitarian mission of preventing, preparing for, and responding to emergencies. Working closely with the American Red Cross of Hancock and Wyandot counties, youth council members participate in Red Cross service projects that impact their community and the world. Student members will discover many new opportunities for self-awareness and develop leadership and organizational skills while meeting new people and having fun. The Red Cross Youth Council is a team effort, where Red Cross volunteers and staff and Youth Council students work together to make their communities safer, healthier, and prepared. For more information on the Hancock County Red Cross Youth Council visit redcross.org/hancock or find us on Facebook.