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Lenoir-Rhyne University hosts 2nd Annual 5k event
Lenoir-Rhyne University hosts 2nd Annual 5k event

Lenoir-Rhyne University is proud to present the 2nd Annual LRU 5K on its main campus in Hickory, on Saturday, April 1 at 8:30 a.m. This exciting event is intended for family members of all ages, and celebrates the bond between LRU and the City of Hickory.

The 5K features prizes for top-finishers, post-race refreshments provided by PDQ and Smoothie King, live music by singer-songwriter Casey Clark, giveaways, and other offerings from local business vendors. There will be a Kid's Zone area sponsored by LRU's professional nursing society, Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Chapter, which will provide a space for children to participate in carnival style activities.

Participants are welcome to run or walk the course at their own pace. The 5K route will start and finish in the heart of LRU's campus on 7th Street NE, leading participants through the streets adjacent to the University. Early registration is open now through noon on Tuesday, March 21, and includes a Dri-Fit T-shirt with the event's vintage LR logo. Register before March 21 to ensure you receive a free T-shirt. While LRU will strive to provide all 5K participants with a T-shirt, those who do not sign up before the March 21 deadline will not be guaranteed a shirt. Additional T-shirts will also be for sale at the 5K. Event day registration will be held between 7:15 and 8:15 a.m. Please visit lr.edu/5K to register.

LRU would like to thank the following sponsors who have currently provided their support of the 5K. University City Commission, Mumy Financial, Food Matters Market, Smoothie King, Mark and Marcellena Teague, Carolina Pedal Works, PDQ, Lowes Foods, Our State Magazine, Hickory Daily Record, Chick-fil-A – Viewmont, Carolina Moon Hospitality, Backstreets Bar and Grill, Hickory Crawdads, Southside Power and Fitness.

For more information on the 5k or to sponsor the event, contact Allie Bentley at allie.bentley@lr.edu or 828.328.7979.