Thursday, May 24, 2012

Participate in the 1st Annual AmeriCorps 5K Fun Run/Walk

AmeriCorps for Entrepreneurial Success (AES), a program sponsored by Council on Rural Services, located in Piqua, Ohio, will be hosting the 1st Annual AmeriCorps 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, June 23, 2012 in Piqua, Ohio.

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. with the actual 5K Run to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23rd. The race is a simple 3.1 mile course which will begin at The Backyard Bistro at 1876 Commerce Drive in Piqua and then head south to Piqua’s Linear Park bike path. There will be a water station at the half-way point and split timers at two points on the course, the run will end back at The Backyard Bistro. Following the event, awards will be given for the top 3 finishers overall: top 3 male and female finishers in each age group,12 & under, 13-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, and 55 and over.

Registration is $20 per person with a t-shirt included, or $13 without a t-shirt. Participants registering after June 15th are not guaranteed a t-shirt, so sign up today!

The Backyard Bistro will be serving a special fundraiser breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30 with $1.00 from every breakfast going to support AmeriCorps for Entrepreneurial Success. The special breakfast will be pancakes, choice of sausage/bacon, home fries, two eggs and either orange juice or coffee for $7.95 dine in or carry out. Come and cheer your favorite runner on and have breakfast together.

The AmeriCorps for Entrepreneurial Success program helps vulnerable area youth learn job readiness skills, financial literacy, and the basics of entrepreneurialism. Partnering with the nationally renowned Junior Achievement curriculum and committed community volunteers, AES equips area youth with the skills they need to become successful in the workforce. A major part of the program is the coordination and development of a small, youth-run social enterprise. The AES members are hosting the event in an effort to raise funds for this project.

To register, visit and click on the AES Miami County 5K Fun Run/Walk link, or pick up a registration form at Kids Learning Place, 285 R.M. Davis Parkway in Piqua. For more information or questions, e-mail Chad Hewitt at or call 937-418-6205 or 937-773-0773 extension 231.

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