Ever wanted to join in a 5k run?
The upcoming Rise and Shine 5k is a race that could fill the bill. Coming up on April 19, the race will be held in Shepherdstown.
The organizer of the race is Megan Derrick. The race is being held for the second year, according to organizer Megan Derrick, runs through the Asbury United Methodist Church, which then benefits Meals on Wheels of Jefferson County.
Sweet Frog, Olympia Sports, Chik fil a, The Charles Town Cannons and Road Id serve as sponsoring partners.
Meals on Wheels is an organization that delivers hot and healthy meals in Jefferson County, to those who cannot provide a meal for themselves for a variety of reasons.
The meals are prepared at the Charles Town Presbyterian Church and are delivered to approximately 80 clients.
Donations can be made to Meals on Wheels through participation in the Rise and Shine 5k run as well as online and through churches within Jefferson County.
Two additional runs within the series are also planned this year. The first is a fun run held July 4 and a Gobbler Hobbler which is Thanksgiving morning. All three races last year were held in Ranson on the bike path. This year The Rise and Shine will start at Asbury United Methodist Church.
There is no age limit. There will be a kids' dash of 100 yards for those who cannot complete the 3.1 mile race.
To register for the race, visit www.myasburyfunruns.com, or register the morning of the race at Asbury until 7:30 a.m.