PNC Jeep Davis Memorial 5K set for May 18
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The 15th annual PNC Jeep Davis Memorial 5K will be Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 8 a.m. at Lake Anna in Barberton. Proceeds from the event benefit the Barberton Community Foundation’s Jeep Davis Olympic Hopeful Fund, which assists young Barberton athletes. PNC Bank has been the event's chief sponsor since inception of the 5K in 1999.
As always, participants will receive a ticket to the Magic City Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at St. Augustine that same morning.
Online registration ($20) is now open! at www.rsracingsystems.com or www.ohiochallengeseries.com. Online registration will close Wednesday, May 15, at 2 pm so that pre-registered runners can pick up their numbers and welcome packets on the 16th and 17th at the Foundation Office, 460 W. Paige Ave., Barberton.
The cost is $20 for mail-in entries which are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the Foundation office.
Mail-in entries postmarked after May 10, 2013, and race day entries will be $25.
For the 15th consecutive year, the Jeep Davis Memorial 5K is part of the prestigious Subway Challenge Series, a season-long series of races in which runners accumulate points and earn prizes. As an added incentive, the Jeep Davis 5K is an “Elite Division” Series Race which features thousands of dollars in prize money. Check www.ohiochallengeseries.com for all the details.
The Jeep Davis Memorial 5K will begin at the Military Honor Roll on Sixth Street Northwest and end in front of the Barberton Public Library, where there stands a bronze statue of the late Glenn “Jeep” Davis, a three-time Olympic gold medalist.
For more information on the 5K and application information on the Jeep Davis Olympic Hopeful Fund, please contact Carl Bako at (330) 745-5995.
See photos from the 2012 race here http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcfcharity/sets/72157629665730472/
See photos from the 2011 race here http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcfcharity/sets/72157629100855247/