For Immediate Release – Richmond, VA – Linwood Holton Elementary PTA will host its 17th Annual Holton Hustle 5k Fest to Promote Health and Physical Fitness in Youth and Community on May 13, 2017, starting at 9am, at Linwood Holton Elementary School.
Registration is now open and pre-registration is highly encouraged for the 5K Run/Walk and the One-Mile Fun Run! Participants can register online at www.HoltonHustle5k.org for a special early-bird discounted rate until February 28th. Early bird special is for online registrations only. All ages are welcome to participate in the 5k Run/Walk, but no pets, skateboards, rollerblades/skates, scooters, or bicycles are allowed on the course. The One-Mile Fun Run is only for youth in VPI/PreK through 8th grade. This year, there is chipped timing for 5k runners and walkers and for the 1 mile run.
Participants have the opportunity this year to Run/Walk-For-Free. Participants may create a unique online fundraising page through Raceit.com to help fundraise their registration cost or use the paper pledge forms provided. Registration forms, pledge forms, and all other event information can be found on www.HoltonHustle5k.org. Registration forms and checks, made out to Holton PTA, can be mailed to Linwood Holton Elementary School, Attn: Holton PTA 5k, 1600 W. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227. A portion of the entry fee is deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent allowed by law.
Post-race refreshments will be provided for the runners and walkers. Registration packages must be picked up two days prior to race day. T-shirts or promotional bags will be guaranteed to all of the participants who pre-register before March 1, 2017.
The top 3 male and female runners as well as to the top male and female 17th place runners for the 5k will receive medals and cash prizes. Medals will also be presented to the top 3 male and females in each age category. Other prizes will be available for top fundraiser and as door prizes, raffles, and from games.
Another exciting component of the Hustle 5k is the Post Race Festival that begins at 10:00am. The festival features many fun, fitness based activities as well as food, games, raffles, and entertainment. There will be many local attending sponsors and exhibit vendors for spectators and participants to shop with.
Linwood Holton Elementary School and its PTA are a success story among Richmond Public Schools. The partnership is one that fully supports its own but encourages partnerships with area PTAs as well. An example of that can be seen through the 5K School Share Program. The Holton PTA has invited all Virginia PTAs to participate in this event and any school that has a minimum of 10 students to participate in Holton’s 5k run/walk or one-mile run, will receive a donation from the Linwood Holton PTA of 50% of the school’s total registration costs.
Proceeds from the Holton Hustle 5k Fest will help the Holton PTA continue to provide instrumental support to the students, parents, faculty, and staff of Linwood Holton Elementary School.
For more information about the Holton Hustle 5k Fest, please contact the Holton PTA 5k Committee at holtonpta5k[at]gmail.com or visit: www.holtonhustle5k.org.