The North Dakota CattleWomen (NDCW) is hosting its third annual "Beefin' It Up; Fuel for the Finish" 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run on Oct. 4 in Mandan. The event is a fundraiser to help NDCW purchase agriculturally accurate children’s books, which are donated to elementary schools statewide. Last year’s event raised enough money to purchase 375 books, including copies of my children’s book, “Levi’s Lost Calf.” I was excited to be a part of last year's event, and I'm pleased to announce the details of what's in store for this year.
“The race is open to everyone, from dedicated athletes to individuals who just want to get some heart-healthy exercise,” says Kathy Tokach, NDCW member and one of the event coordinators. “Beef plays an important role in overall health and wellness, which is why NDCW is pleased to sponsor this event and share its worthy message throughout the state.”
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In addition to the 5K and 10K races, there will be a children’s one-mile or half-mile run. New this year is a virtual race, where folks from across the country can participate and commit to running the distance at home. Runners near and far will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt for entering and participating. Pre-registration ($30) is open until next Wednesday, Sept. 17; it’s $45 on race day.
“If your running/walking partner is out of town, we are offering a virtual run/walk,” adds Tokach. “Sign up on the online site and commit to walking/running your distance anytime that week! We will send you a shirt when they come in, and you will be helping to promote the importance of beef and agriculture in our schools across the state!”
Find more information about the “Beefin’ It Up; Fuel for the Finish” 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run, at the event’s Facebook page.
Whether you are close enough to participate in person or simply want one of those cool t-shirts, consider participating in this awesome event! This is a great way to promote beef as a part of a healthy diet, as well as educate students about the cattle business. Thanks for participating!
Are you a member of Team Beef? Where have you competed this summer? What are some of your favorite memories of wearing the Team Beef jersey on a run? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of Beefmagazine.com or the Penton Farm Progress Group.
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