The Patriots 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Michindoh Camp and Conference Center this Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 a.m.
Race director and affiliate of the Hillsdale Preparatory School, Kattia Cabrera, encourages students, parents, and local members of the community to come out for a fun morning of running with friends, music, and a pancake breakfast after the race.
“The main goals of the race are to honor the veterans, promote fitness in our community, and support the students,” Cabrera said about the founding of this race.
This is the seventh year of the Patriots 5K. The community’s interest in the race has increased, requiring Hillsdale Preparatory School to move the race to a more spacious location this year. In its first year, the race was held at the Hillsdale Preparatory School. For the past two years, the race was held at Hillsdale Municipal Airport.
Larry Sharp, a fellow sponsor of the Patriots 5k Run, volunteer at Hillsdale Preparatory School, and the owner of DJL deejaying company will be overseeing the music of the event.
“This race is one of the biggest events the school has,” Sharp said. “Better hurry and get your ticket before it fills up!”
There is a $25 race fee and $2.50 sign-up fee for individuals. Families, up to five, can register for $55.
If runners choose to sign-up the day of the race, it will cost $30 for an individual and $60 for a family. Registration for the race ends on Sept. 12, at 11:59 pm.