KOSCIUSKO — The tenth annual Blackburn Run 4 Others will take place on Saturday, June 15.
The 10K run returns this year in addition to the 5K run and walk. Race day registration and packet pickup will be from 7:30 to 8:40 a.m. and the races will begin at 9 a.m. Registration costs $20 until June 1, when it will increase to $28.
Both races begin at the Trailhouse Bike Shop in the Village at Winona. The 5K will take place along the paved greenway, while the 10K will include a mix of paved greenway and cross country running. First, second and third place awards in each age group are provided by MudLove.
Proceeds from the race will benefit Water for Good, a non-profit that is dedicated to combating the water crisis in the Central African Republic through well drilling, well maintenance and community development. Last year, the money from the race went to outfit three well maintenance trucks. This year, the money will co-fund a well.
“I am excited about this being the tenth year for the race and the over $40,000 raised in the past nine races,” said Doug Koontz, organizer of the event. “Water for Good is an organization helping Central Africans solve their own water crisis. Partnering with them helps us look outside our own part of the world and realize how good we have it.”
Every $5 raised provides a year of clean water to one person in Central Africa.
In addition to Koontz, contributions from Miller Cattle Company, MudLove, Wildman, 212 Media Studios, Clearwater Car Wash, Silveus Insurance Group, VerHage Heating and Cooling, J Lane Flooring and Design, and Barefoot Stickers make the race a reality.
For more information or to register for either event, visit http://www.waterforgood.org/blackburn or stop by MudLove downtown to fill out a paper form.