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Opelika’s Southern Union State Community College campus and the Envision Foundation are teaming up to organize this year’s “Unity Stampede 5K” at the Opelika Sportsplex on April 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Proceeds will be used to fund Character Education through the Community Foundation of East Alabama, provide scholarships for students at SUSCC, and promote wellness and healthy lifestyles in the community.
The following is a breakdown of races and walks that will be ongoing during the event.
Registration is available through www.runsignup.com and closes April 24 at midnight.
1 Mile Wheel (Free): Closed loop starts and ends on a paved one-mile track at the Opelika Sportsplex.
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk/Wheel ($18): Closed loop starts and ends on paved one-mile track at Sportsplex. Because it is a stampede, participants are encouraged to wear unique running outfits.
5K Run/Walk ($30): The race will begin at the Opelika Sportsplex, go to Joe’s Grocery (along newly built road), loop back to the Sportsplex (2.1 miles) and then complete the one-mile paved path at the Sportsplex. Because it is a stampede, participants are encouraged to wear unique running outfits.
There will be live music before and after the races, as well as food vendors. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to partake in the festivities. No alcohol is allowed.
Door prizes will be given away throughout the night, but individuals must be present to win.
For more information, call event organizer Dr. Amy Rogers at 334-745-6437, ext. 5530. The Sportsplex is located at 1001 Andrews Road in Opelika.