July 3—This week, Editor Laura Rysz chats with Ryan Wilson about St. Eulalia 5K Run/Walk, which raises money for St. Eulalia Church activities.
Residence: Jefferson Township.
Title: President and
Q: What inspired this event?
A: (It) started as a fundraiser for the church to involve the community. When I was growing up, the Moscow Country Run was a popular and enjoyable community event. When our parish was looking for new ways to get involved in the community, I suggested starting a 5k run as a fun way to connect with the community during our church’s annual summer festival.
Q: How does fundraising work?
A: Register online at steulalia5k.com. Registration for the race is $20. Entry to the race (with a dog) is $25. Race registration for ages 12 and under is $12. (The) fun race for kids (12 and under) is $8.
Q: What else will be available during the event?
A: Raffle baskets, 50/50 drawing, DJ, face painting and an ice cream/ice water truck.
Q: How will the profits be used?
A: Profits will be used to fund parish activities throughout the year.
Q: What is unique or special about this fundraiser?
A: (This is a) community event that brings together runners, walkers, canines, volunteers and community members to participate or support participants. We even have a race for the kids and a dog division for those who like to run with their “best friends”. Neighbors have set up water stations outside their homes to hydrate runners, and the local fire department is spraying water on runners to cool them down.
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