Pictured is the Kosciusko Cares 5K overall male winner, Branson McBrier, 10, with the trophy; overall female winner, Lydia Campbell, 31, with trophy; and first-, second- and third-place runners in their age category. Photo Provided
Pictured is the Kosciusko Cares 5K overall male winner, Branson McBrier, 10, with the trophy; overall female winner, Lydia Campbell, 31, with trophy; and first-, second- and third-place runners in their age category. Photo Provided
WINONA LAKE – Kosciusko Cares, an organization that aims to serve as an advocate to youth, support to youth, and to promote healthy youth development, held its first annual 5K race that welcomed all ages.
The event was organized by several community members and the organizers of Kosciusko Cares. The race took place at Winona Lake April 5. There were nearly 100 participants, which included families and individual runners. Racers ranged from beginner to advanced and everyone finished the race. There was family entertainment including clowns and balloon animals.
The race benefits Kosciusko Cares and will contribute to future community outreach. There were several volunteers and Indiana State Police troopers supported the event with their volunteerism.
Marsha Carey, the founder and president of Kosciusko Cares, stated, “We want to thank everyone who came out to run. Thanks so much to the Indiana State Troopers and Kosciusko Cares volunteers for making the event run smoothly.”
Kosciusko Cares will be planning more events in the future that will be listed on their website, kosciuskocares.org, and can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/kosciuskocares
For information about how to get involved, contact marsha@kosciuskocares.org