|QC Pride, Inc. announces the Equality 5K Run/Walk|
|News Releases - Sports & Recreation|
|Written by Jennifer Robb|
|Friday, 16 August 2013 13:35|
Supports scholarships for QC Area College students. Davenport’s scenic Mississippi bike path will be the setting for the event scheduled on Saturday, October 5, 2013 @ 9:00am.
Davenport, IA August 1, 2013 - Entrants registered by September 14th will be eligible for the early $25.00 registration fee that includes an Equality 5K Run/Walk T-shirt. A $30.00 fee will be charged after September the 14th. Interested runners should go to www.GetMeRegistered.com or www.qcpride.org to register for the race. Packet pick-up will be from 4:00-7:00pm on Friday, October 4th in the Modern Woodmen Park parking lot west of the stadium. Packets can also be picked up between 7:30-8:30am the day of the race. The 5K route starts at Modern Woodmen Park heading east to the turnaround point near the Boat House on Oneida and back to the staging area. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three runners in the under 50 and 50 plus categories. Children 12 and under will receive participation ribbons.
Profits from the event will fund the QC Pride Scholarships awarded during the 7th Annual QC Pridefest on June 7 & 8, 2014. The scholarship rewards students who demonstrate both academic achievement and leadership as members, friends and allies of the GLBT community. There have been two previous recipients of a $1000 award announced during the 2012 and 2013 festivals. It is the goal of QC Pride to be able to increase the number of scholarships awarded to eligible students and the Equality 5k Run/Walk will help to achieve this goal.
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