Gator-Go 5k run to support wounded military veterans

Kappa Sigma Fraternity will host its annual 5k race Saturday, April 16. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 9:45 a.m.

The race will benefit military families in need through the Militay Heroes Campaign.

The pre-registration fee for the race is $15 and $20 on race day. This fee includes a T-shirt and lunch.

The race will begin at the back entrance to the University Center and will be part of the spring race series of the  Macon Track’s running club.

Students and Macon track members as well as members of the community are encouraged to participate.

Austin Thompson, philanthropy chair for Kappa Sigma, said, “This is the third time we’ve done the race. Last year we didn’t do it, so I though it would be a good event to bring back.”

Thompson and senior Carl Lewis have coordinated the event.

“We’ve had about 45 people register already and we are hoping to get more in the coming days and at the event,” Thompson said.

There are eight category ages for the race, ranging from 10 and under to 60 and over.

Awards will be given to the top five overall winners and the top three in each age category for male and female.

Military Heroes Campaign is Kappa Sigma’s national philanthropy. This campaign focuses on providing these proceeds to the Fisher House Foundaion.

Proceeds will be used to provide free housing to wounded military veterans during rehabilitation.

The Fisher House Foundation provides 38 homes on the grounds of major military  and VA medical centers.

For questions regarding the race, contact Austin Thompson or register online at gatorgo5k2011.org.