This month, Butler County residents will begin to enjoy the spring weather with many exciting outdoor activities including biking, jogging and walking, among many others. This season, the local American Red Cross encourages these active residents to participate in an activity that benefits their neighbors who have experienced a devastating disaster.
On May 25, one local park, Slippery Rock Dunes Outdoor Park, will host a 5K Cross Country Run to benefit the local Red Cross. The 5K event will include live entertainment, outdoor activities and a fire and light show. Activities will commence at 10 a.m. and the run will begin at 6 p.m. Live performances by the Daily Grind and Trigger Happy will follow the 5K at 8.
“The Red Cross is truly grateful for its generous donors, partners and groups, like Slippery Rock Dunes Outdoor Park,” said Kevin Brown, executive director of the local Red Cross. “Without local support, we wouldn’t be able to carry out our lifesaving work right here in the local community.”
Last year, the West Central Chapter—serving Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties—responded to more than 115 disasters and assisted more than 350 individuals families with their disaster-caused needs including food, clothing, shelter and comfort.
Registration cost is $20 per runner and $10 per spectator. Overnight camping will be free to all in attendance. In addition, the first 100 runners through the gate will win free event apparel.
Interested residents can sign-up to participate in the 5K by visiting SlipperyRockDunes.com. Parents and guardians must register anyone less than 18 years old.
For more information, visit RedCross.org to find your local chapter or call 724-775-9700.
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