Feb 08, 2016

8th Annual Lungs of Steel 5K Run/Walk

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(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Feb. 8, 2016) - - - Columbia State Community College's Respiratory Care Club, in conjunction with Maury County Parks and Recreation, will host their 8th Annual Lungs of Steel 5K Run/Walk on March 5.

"Each year, it's exciting to see the 5K continue," said R. David Johnson, program director and associate professor of respiratory care. "These students all 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.

The pre-registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 12. It is $30 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 $40 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 2016 Lungs of Steel 5K is dedicated in memory of 8-year-old Anna Elise Bowlds, who lost her fight with cystic fibrosis Nov. 16, 2015. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Anna Elise's funeral and medical expense fund.

A portion of the proceeds will be also be donated to The Christina Davidson Foundation to help fight cystic fibrosis and Maury County Parks & Recreation for help in planning the event.

All runners/walkers are encouraged to dress up in their favorite superhero costume! Prizes will be given for best adult male, best adult female, best child male, best child female, and best pet costumes.

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 Ryan Nutt at (931) 797-0483 or Ryan Daughrity (931) 993-2242.

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.