Red Ribbon Fun Run/Walk Oct. 21 at Auburn High School
The fourth annual Red Ribbon Fun Run/Walk is Friday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m. It will start at Bulldog Stadium at Auburn High School. The run/walk is part of Red Ribbon Week activities.
“Lights Out on Drug and Alcohol Abuse” is theme of the event.
Ronald McDonald will start the race. He is being brought to the run/walk and Red Ribbon festival by the staffs of the McDonald’s restaurants of Nebraska City and Rock Port, Mo.
Prizes will be awarded to the top two finishers in each age group. Entry fee is $10 on or before Friday, Oct. 14 and $15 the day of the race. Runners and walkers who enter and are pre-paid by noon Oct. 14, will receive a Red Ribbon Week T-shirt. Checks may be made payable to the Nemaha Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse (NADAA) Coalition.
All proceeds will benefit the NADAA Coalition for its work to prevent substance abuse.
Entry forms are available at: the Nemaha County Wellness Center, Auburn State Bank, Carson National Bank, Auburn High School, Calvert Elementary School, Johnson-Brock Public School, Sunmart, Glenn’s Corner Market, the NADAA office in the Multiplex Building, Union Bank & Trust or by contacting Katy Billings at 402-274-5207. Billings will also answer any questions about the race. Registration forms are also available at: www.nadaaonline.org.
Participants are invited to join local “celebrity” runners for a one mile walk/run around the Auburn High School track or the five kilometer run on surrounding country roads.
Waivers will be signed by participants Oct. 21. All participants under age 16 years will need to have a parent’s signature to participate.
In 2010, there were 39 runners and walkers who participated. There were 19 runners in the five kilometer run that began at the Auburn High School parking lot and continued on surrounding country roads. There were 20 participants in the one-mile run/walk around the Bulldog Stadium track.