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A record number of runners and walkers are anticipated to attend Volusia County’s 5K on Saturday, Jan. 28, in DeLand. The sixth annual ME STRONG 5K will run its course around historic Downtown DeLand and neighboring communities beginning at 8 a.m.
Registration is available for the ME STRONG 5K online via www.mestrong.net. In-person registration will be available during packet pickup and the morning of the event. Race fees range from $20 to $35 per person.
The inaugural event in 2012 attracted 1,000 runners and walkers. Organizers expect the 6th Annual ME STRONG 5K to welcome nearly 3,000.
The financial support ME STRONG has received since 2012 has been equally impressive. To date, participant registrations and sponsorships of the ME STRONG 5Ks have netted more than $400,000 for local cancer patients and research.
ME STRONG is a 501© (3) charitable organization that supports individuals in their battle against cancer and promotes community members to commit to healthy living.
“We continue to be overwhelmed by the response the 5K walk/run receives,” said Kim Martin, ME STRONG’s volunteer race coordinator. “So many of us are affected by cancer, and we want to make a difference in others’ lives. Participating in the ME STRONG 5K allows people to help others while prioritizing their own health.”
In addition to the annual 5K, ME STRONG hosts a variety of events that promote healthy living and strong communities throughout the year.
For more information, visit www.mestrong.net or www.facebook.com/mestronglinda.