Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The seventh annual 5KDub will be held on Friday, May 17 at Olander Park in Sylvania. The 5K family race or walk starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by fun activities for the kids and a picnic.
Online registration for the event is now open until Thursday, May 16.
The 5K race registration fee is $25 for an individual runner (12 years and up) and $15 for children under 12. Registrations made before Friday, May 10 will receive a t-shirt. Anyone interested in walking and coming for the post-race activities can also register online.No t-shirts available for walkers.
Karen Weeks, KDUB as she was affectionately called, was a beloved lower elementary teacher at West Side from 1988 until 2005. Karen was a professional; loved and respected by her students and her peers alike. She was a mentor to young teachers and her relationship with the parents of her “babies” was something special. In 2000, Karen found out she had breast cancer. She fought hard and continued to teach until she lost her battle in 2005.
It was Karen’s wish to leave her mark at West Side and a scholarship was established in her name. At her memorial service held at Olander Park, the Karen Weeks Memorial Scholarship fund was born. Keeping with Karen's wishes, her family’s support, and West Side’s desire to continue her love of teaching and the school, we host an annual walk and run in her honor to raise funds for the scholarship. Since it was started, six students have received the award, all in the lower elementary program. The award is $1,000 per year, per student and follows him/her every year through 8th grade.
Come and enjoy family fun for a great cause.