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Annual Gary Schuchardt Memorial 5K Set For June 5
May 12, 2010
Did you know that United Way of Northeast Arkansas serves eight counties in Northeast Arkansas? Those counties include:
    1.    Clay,
    2.    Craighead,
    3.    Cross,
    4.    Greene,
    5.    Jackson,
    6.    Lawrence,
    7.    Poinsett, and
    8.    Randolph.

Annual Gary Schuchardt Memorial 5K Set For June 5

Join United Way of Northeast Arkansas and the Metro Rotary Club for the 8th Annual Gary Schuchardt 5K Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, June 5! This ChampionChip timed event will be held at Craighead Forest Park and is known as the most popular trail run in Northeast Arkansas. Passing through some of the park’s most beautiful areas, the 5k course winds around the lake and through the forest. Participants will enjoy refreshments before and after the race, as well as water along the trail.

Individual participants will receive a goody bag and a t-shirt. To learn more and receive the shirt size of your choice, pre-register online at www.uwnea.org before June 4th. The online pre-registration cost is $17.50, and the paper version cost is $20. You may also register the day of the race from 7:00a.m.—7:45. The registration cost on the day of the race is $25 and t-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The race will begin promptly at 8:00a.m.

The organizers of the race also encourage team competition as an added dimension of the event. Some of the guidelines for team competition include designating a Team Leader who recruits walkers and challenges each member to raise at least $25 with a team goal of at least $250. Corporate Team awards include the team with the most walkers at the race, team with the best t-shirt, and the team raising the most money. Corporate team winners will also be recognized in The Sun. All corporate team participants raising at least $15 will receive a goody bag, and those who raise $25 or more will receive a Gary Schuchardt 5K T-Shirt. The corporate team member who raises the most money will receive a $100 gift card to Gearhead Outfitters. More information about corporate teams is also available at the website.

Thanks to the generosity of the race sponsors, every dollar raised from the race will help United Way of Northeast Arkansas to further increase its reach and impact on the community through the 26 programs it supports in Clay, Craighead, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Poinsett and Randolph counties. The proceeds from the race also fund the Gary Schuchardt Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually by the Metro Rotary Club. All of this is done in the memory of a community leader whose life was cut short, but whose legacy will carry on.

United Way of Northeast Arkansas is located at 407 Union in Jonesboro, where it is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks of a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. Its goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. Together, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. That is what it means to LIVE UNITED.

For more information, contact Daniel Robinson at 870-933-3137 or Paula Robertson at 870-935-3658, or visit www.uwnea.org .

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