Event in the Spotlight: 2015 NABJ 5K Run/Walk/Bike

July 30, 2015 - 3 minutes read


The 10th Anniversary of the NABJ 5K is Saturday, August 8, 2015. Register today and join in the celebration! Lace up your sneakers and walk, run, or new this year bike around beautiful Lake Como in St. PaulMinnesota. Looking to ride but don’t have a bike? No problem! 40 Bikes will be available on race day for participants to use.

“I’m excited to be celebrating our annual 5K Run in St. Paul this year at the lovely Lake Como” said Dawn A. Roberts, NABJ 5K Run/Walk/Ride Race Director.

This year’s event is sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. and features a 5K and Kids Fun Run. The 5K is only $15 for NABJ Members, $20 for Non-Members, and $5 for the Kids Fun Run. Registration prices increase on race day, register early and save!

Whether you are competing for first place or looking for an event the whole family can participate in, this is the race for you!  All 5K participants will receive access to the post-race party, a Dri-Fit T-shirt, and medal.

 “Our race has something for everyone. We invite the seasoned runner as well as the beginning runner Also, we encourage walkers and bikers to join us for the race,” added Roberts.

The 5K will be timed, for those looking for a competitive race. After the race, awards will be will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in various age categories. Ages will be divided into 13 categories: 14 & Under Male & Female, 15 – 19,   20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 40 – 44, 45- 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69 and 70+

Additional team prizes will be awarded for the largest team and for the team that raised the most funds raised.

Registration and Check- In will begin at 6:30am on Saturday. Round trip shuttles will depart from the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel Lobby starting at 6:30am. The race will start at 8:00am.

Gather all of your friends and family and register them today, online registration is open through August 6, 2015.

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For more information about the event visit: www.nabj.org or “Like” them on Facebook

About the NABJ Organization:

NABJThe National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. NABJ was founded in 1975 and is currently the largest organization of journalist of color in the nation.

Each year, NABJ awards nearly $100,000 in scholarships and internships to college and high school students nationwide, as well as fellowships for seasoned professionals. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit NABJ scholarships.