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Leadership Greer 5k Trail Run / Fun Walk Slated for March 26


March 3, 2011

The Leadership Greer Class XXXI is raising money for their class project, “Step It Up with Greer” by hosting a 5k Trail Run / Fun Walk on March 26, 2011 at East Riverside Park. The event starts at 9:00am and costs $20 for adults and $5 for children under the age of twelve. East Riverside Park is located at 1225 South Suber Road in Greer.

Each year, the Leadership Greer class is responsible for choosing a class project to help the citizens of the Greater Greer area. This year’s Leadership Greer class chose to devote their efforts toward helping local children’s health. “The obesity rate in South Carolina has doubled since 1990. 60% of adults in the state are obese or overweight, and more than one-third of our high school students are overweight or obese,” accorded to SCDHEC. In 2007, South Carolina had the 7th worst obesity rate in the nation due to not meeting the recommended levels of physical activity. In an effort to increase activity among Greer children, the Leadership Greer class met with local agencies and school representatives finding out a great need for athletic footwear for students in local middle schools. The class goal is to buy 250 pairs of athletic shoes and all proceeds from the 5k Trail Run / Fun Walk will be used toward that effort.

You can register to participate online at www.go-greenevents.com. Race t-shirts are only guaranteed for registrations prior to March 21, 2011. The race will be held regardless of inclement weather.

This event is sponsored by Adidas, Greenville Track Club, Greer State Bank, Ashmore Brothers, Inc., Spartanburg Regional and Greer Commission of Public Works. Sponsorships are still available at this time. If you have any questions, please contact Sam Kleckley with the Leadership Greer Class at 430-5028.

For more information about the Leadership Greer program, please contact the Greater Greer Chamber at 877-3131.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 600 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer community.”  For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit www.greerchamber.com.

 

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