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Children in cow shirts at Governors Village 5K

Article by Meredith Avant

Slip on your running (or walking) shoes and gather your teams! The Governors Village 5k and Fun Run will be held at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary, on April 16th, from 8am to 1pm.

Students are training, partners are supporting and we are all getting ready for fun, energy, community and competition!

Stay after the races for a block party with awesome music, free food, play time on inflatables and interactive sponsor areas.

All money raised will go to support all four Governors Village schools and provide college scholarships.

Event details

The 5K has numerous age groups from 8 and under all the way to 60 and over. Overall male and female 5K winners will get free Chick-fil-A for a year! So will the participant who shows the Most Cow Spirit! All 5K participants will get a Dri-Fit race shirt.

The 5K will start at 8 am (sign-in begins at 7). Registration fee is $25 in advance, $30 on race morning.

1-mile Fun Run will start at 9. Cost is free, but you must register. Fun Run T-shirts are available for $15, but supplies are limited. Order shirts by March 31.

CLICK HERE for more details and to register online.

Thanks to our many sponsors

A huge thanks to our sponsors, including TIAA, Aon Hewitt, Carolinas Healthcare System, Hendrick Lexus, University City Partners, Sam’s Club, Tide Dry Cleaners, Elevation, Chick-fil-A, Fast Signs, True Light Signs, Smoothie King,Together we Feed, and Restore Global. These sponsorships provide scholarships for our students in Governor’s Village.

Wanted: Corporate teams and more sponsors

Organizers are still signing up corporate teams to run. We also need more corporate/community student sponsors. For information on sponsorships and company race participation, contact Veronica Washington at cfauniversityplace@gmail.com.

About Meredith AvantMeredith is a UNC Charlotte senior majoring in communications with a concentration in public relations.

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