Sunday, August 1, 2010

Great Local 5K in September!

If you live in the Triad, NC area (High Point, Greensboro, Winston Salem), or anywhere for that matter, mark your calendar for September 25th. That's the date of The Lion's Rip Rourin' Run/Walk for Vision & Hearing 5K taking place in Country Park in Greensboro, NC, presented by the Greensboro Lions Club in partnership with Precision Timing Systems.

The 5K "Safari Run" course will take runners around the Country Park Lake loop, continuing on a challenging trail, and then finishing behind the Lewis Recreation Center. The Walk will circle the Country Park Lake loop twice. To register for the race [click here]. If you have questions about the event, contact Joy Reavis at

Created in 1917, the Lions Club is the world’s largest non-profit service organization and provides financial support and services to the visually and hearing impaired. The Greensboro Lions Club supports projects such as NC Eye and Human Tissue Bank, clinical eye research at Duke and Wake Forest, and the Boys and Girls Home at Lake Waccamaw, in addition to providing eyeglasses, financial assistance for eye surgery, and hearing aids to those less fortunate. For more information, including how you can become a member, please visit

DID YOU KNOW that every 7 minutes, someone in the U.S. will become blind or visually-impaired? About 175,000 people in NC are blind or visually impaired and about 28 million Americans have hearing loss and only 1 out of 5 use a hearing aid. You can help by participating in the 2010 Lion’s Rip Roarin’ 5k Race/Walk for Vision & Hearing. Every gift of $100 can help someone less fortunate in our community with—free eyeglasses or hearing aid, or free eye or ear exam.

Before you head to the race, dig around in that junk drawer and BRING YOUR OLD EYEGLASSES to recycle! Look for the Collection Box or give them to a Lions member.


Lauren Slayton said...

Sounds like a great race (though far from NYC). My dad sadly passed away after a long illness, every day I run I am thankful my body (eyes, ears, limbs, heart) works as it should!! It's so important not to take that for granted and to give back. Good job alerting people/runners to this race and cause.

RunnerDude said...

Thanks Lauren! You are so right about not taking things for granted and giving back. Happy running in NYC!