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OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason fundraiser is April 25


The Ohio University Center for Sports Administration and Athletes in Action will host the fourth annual OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason on Saturday, April 25, in Peden Stadium.

OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason has become the largest single-day charity event in southeast Ohio. Each participant designates a personal cause and uses the event as a platform to reach his or her own fundraising goal for the “reason.” The 2013 event saw 108 charities, non-profits, and student organizations use Race for a Reason to raise over $118,000, and we are looking to increase that number this year.

The process to get involved is as easy as 1..2..3…

1.  Choose a Race
Run as an individual or with a student organization in one of five unique races:  
•  35th annual Ohio University HCOM 5K Medicine Run presented by Quidel: A 5K run that will be starting and ending at Peden Stadium.
•  Rocky Military Mud Run powered by OU ROTC: A challenging and non-traditional run starting in Peden Stadium, heading up to the Army ROTC Training course at The Ridges, through mud pits and obstacles, and finishing through a slip-n-slide back at Peden Stadium.
•  Athletes in Action Triathlon presented by the College of Health Sciences and Professions: A short sprint format that begins at the Ohio University Aquatic Center, heading out of town on a challenging bike course before returning to campus to complete a 5K run and finish at Peden Stadium.
•  AMVETS 3K Diabetes Walk presented by HUMANA: A 3K walk that begins and ends in Peden Stadium, taking participants down the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway towards OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital.

This year we are also offering the Virtual Runner, where participants can run and raise money from the comfort of your own home. Plan your own physical activity at home on April 25 and raise money virtually.

2.  Choose a Reason
Select a charity, non-profit organization, or cause and set a goal to raise money for that reason through pledges and donations.

3.  Begin Fundraising
Reach out to family and friends for pledges to reach your goal. Any participant who registers will have a portion of their registration fee automatically donated to the charity of their choice!

Please contact Brent Culver at ohioraceforareason@gmail.com or visit www.ohioraceforareason.com to register and get set up with a fundraising page.


This story was submitted by The Ohio University Center for Sports Administration.