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September 6

LCH to Host First Annual 5K, Family Walk, and Kid’s Dash

Let's Choose Health Run and Family Walk to benefit local health and social assistance services.

KENNETT SQUARE, PA (September 6, 2016) — We are “All One under the Sun.”  Join the community in this family friendly fundraiser 5K in Anson B. Nixon Park to support LCH’s mission of helping low-income residents of southern Chester County to stay healthy, build strong families, and lead productive lives by providing high-quality, culturally welcoming services.  The event will take place on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

5kRegistration starts at 8:00 a.m. and the race will begin at 9:00 a.m., rain or shine.  The tax-deductible registration fee is $25 pre-registered; $30 on race day.  The run is a fast course through and around the park with chip timing.  The one-mile walk includes fun family activities at stations along the way. A children’s dash will start at 10:00 a.m.  All kids under the age of eight can participate in any event for only $5.  There will be food, live music by Mariachi Flores from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., goody bags, event t-shirts and an appearance by Philadelphia Union team members.LCH5K Logo

Information on the event and registration can be found on the LCH web site:

Awards: Top three male and female runners receive medals.  Medals will also be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in 5-year age groups.  TEAMS will receive awards for Largest Team, Best Team Spirit, and Highest Amount Raised.

Fundraising Awards: Top three individual fund-raisers will receive awards. Raising funds beyond the race entry fee is optional, but participants may use the center of the event brochure, downloadable from the LCH website, to track sponsors.  Donations can be mailed to LCH or turned in to the registration table on race day.

“LCH is so excited to be kicking off this first-time event, which will bring together runners, walkers, and families for a fun morning that really connects with LCH’s mission, which is a focus on health and well-being for all,” said LeeAnn Riloff, LCH Director of Development.

Interested in becoming an event sponsor or volunteering for the race?  Contact LeeAnn Riloff at or 610.444.7550 X 220.

WHAT:  Let’s Choose Health 5K, Family Walk, and Kid’s Dash

WHERE:  Anson B Nixon Park, N. Walnut Rd., Kennett Square, PA

WHEN:   Sunday, September 25, 2016

SCHEDULE:  8:00 AM Registration; 9:00 AM Run Start; 9:05 AM Walk Start; 10:00 AM Children’s Dash; Awards Immediately Following

COST:  $25 for pre-registered runners; $30 for day-of registration; 5K runners in teams of five or more pay only $20 per person (must pre-register); 1-Mile Fun Walk $15 for walkers; Children ages 8 and under participate in any event for just $5.


Health Partners; Comcast; Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union; Fulton Bank; Giant Foods; Greer Creative Communications; The Hadley Fund; Matthew Eichmann Design; Phillips Mushroom Farm; The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Countryside Consulting; Delaware County Community College; Express Employment Services; Outback Trading Company; Servpro of Kennett Square and Oxford; S&L Services; Walmart; YMCA of the Greater Brandywine: Kennett Area YMCA; DNB First; Herr’s; Independence Blue Cross; Lauren McComsey, Janney Montgomery Scott; El Tiempo Hispano, Tri-M Group; Walgreens.

Read original posting online 9/6/2016 by Chadds Ford Live