Feb 06, 2015

Respiratory Care Club Hosts 7th Annual 5K Run/Walk

Pre-Registration Open Until Friday, Feb. 13

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Feb. 6, 2015) - - -
On March 7, Columbia State Community College's Respiratory Care Club will host their 7th Annual 5k Run/Walk.

"It's exciting to see the 5K continue each year," said R. David Johnson, program director and associate professor of respiratory care. "These students all get together and work toward the same goal, so it's a great bonding experience for everyone involved."

The 5k run/walk will take place at Maury County Park in Columbia. In addition, there will be a one-mile fun-walk for kids and a one-mile pet run/walk. All pets must be on a leash.

Pre-registration is open until Friday, Feb. 13. It is $20 to pre-register for the 5k run/walk, and the one-mile fun-run and pet walk/run are $10 each. Early registrants will receive a T-shirt.

Race-day registration begins at 8 a.m. and is $30 for the 5k run/walk. The one-mile fun-run and pet run/walk are $15 each. The race begins at 9 a.m.

The event was planned in conjunction with Maury County Parks and Recreation, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, as well as Maury County Parks & Recreation. The Respiratory Care Club also uses the event to raise money to attend the respiratory care state convention.

The race is open to all, and the registration form is available online at www.columbiastate.edu/5k-run-walk. For additional information, contact Angie Hargrove at (931) 334-5715 or ahargrove6@columbiastate.edu.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.

Tennessee's Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at tncommunitycolleges.org.

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