The second annual Junior Auxiliary of McMinnville 5K Run/ Walk will be held March 22. Registration is now being accepted.
“Last year was the first year for us to hold the 5K,” said Junior Auxiliary member Paige Hunter. “We had no idea it would turn out to be one of our most profitable fundraisers.”
The event attracted approximately 80 participants and raised around $1,400.
Hunter added, “We were thrilled with the turnout last year and hope we can increase the number of participants this year. Junior Auxiliary hosts several service projects throughout the year that benefit local children and fundraisers like this allow us to keep these projects going.”
Junior Auxiliary’s Rush for the Gold is set to start at 8 a.m. with registration beginning at 7 a.m. The course is a USA Track and Field-certified route which will begin and end at McMinnville Civic Center by the Jungle Jym.
Prizes will be given for the first overall male and female, as well as prizes for first, second and third in each age division. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the race at 9 a.m.
Junior Auxiliary of McMinnville is a part of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, a nonprofit organization founded in 1941 with headquarters in Greenville, Miss. The national nonprofit organization encourages members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children.
The McMinnville chapter conducts numerous service projects in the local community including Hopping into Health, Coats for the Community, Christmas in the Park and Pencil Pals. In order to continue these projects and raise funds for them, the ladies of Junior Auxiliary must hold fundraisers.
Hunter says Warren County residents have always been supportive of the organization’s fundraising efforts.
“The needs of the community are changing and growing,” said Hunter. “In order for us to meet these needs, we must turn to the community for support. The ladies of Junior Auxiliary of McMinnville are very fortunate to have a community that stands behind us and supports us in our efforts.”
Registration forms for the 5K may be picked up at Ashley’s Attic, Collins River BBQ, USA Gym, and McMinnville Civic Center or anywhere you see a posted JA Rush for the Gold 5K flyer. Participants can also register online via active.com.
For more information, contact the race coordinators by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.