De La Salle Collegiate High School’s boys took home the $1,000 check last year, while Regina High School’s girls were awarded the signature trophy. The awards were presented during a luncheon in September.

De La Salle Collegiate High School’s boys took home the $1,000 check last year, while Regina High School’s girls were awarded the signature trophy. The awards were presented during a luncheon in September.

Photo provided by Sandra Buchanan


Run Warren 5K set for Aug. 18

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published August 2, 2019

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WARREN — Ready, set, go!

With summer winding down and the high school cross-country season fast approaching, an event like the Run Warren 5K is a perfect tuneup for experienced student competitors. It’s also a great introduction for anyone new to the sport of running or for those looking to simply join in a community walk for fun and a good cause.

Now in its third year, the Run Warren 5K Fun Run-Walk will be held Aug. 18 at Warren’s City Square, located on Van Dyke Avenue, north of 12 Mile Road. The event is organized by the Warren Community Foundation in conjunction with the city of Warren.

“Our goal is to promote fitness and good health,” said Donna Weatherby, the director of marketing and special events for the Warren Community Foundation. “On the day of the run, the Warren Farmers Market will be there. We want the community to be involved in something, whether they’re a runner or a walker.”

Weatherby said that last year’s field of 145 registered runners included the event’s oldest participant, who was 84 years old. The youngest fun run entrant was about 3 years old. Some run for fun. Some run for fitness. Other people are more competitive.

“We have the high schools that participate and kind of compete against each other,” Weatherby said. “There’s actually a Mayor’s Cup and a $1,000 donation that’s awarded to the high school athletic department with the most participants.”

De La Salle Collegiate High School’s boys took home the $1,000 check last year, while Regina High School’s girls were awarded the signature trophy. Coaches from both schools said the race is a fine tuneup ahead of the high school cross-country season.

“It’s at the end of our first week of practice. It’s really been a great event for us,” said Gregg Golden, the head coach of Regina’s cross-country team. “The kids have enjoyed it. It’s been a good way for us to kick off the season and see where we’re at.”

Online registration for the third annual Run Warren 5K Fun Run-Walk is open through Aug. 17. Registration in advance costs $25 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. The run starts at 9 a.m. Aug. 18. Pre-race stretching with Warren’s Blink Fitness begins at 8:30 a.m. on race day at the City Square. Same-day registration for the event costs $30 for adults and $10 for children and senior citizens.

All proceeds from Run Warren are distributed to local organizations through the Warren Community Foundation. Past recipients have included the 37th District Court sobriety program, the Warren Parks and Recreation Department’s special needs basketball program and the Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team.

To register or for more information, visit www.runwarren.com.

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