Bel Air college hosting 5K fundraiser

April 15, 2013 by  

Harford Community College in Bel Air will once again be holding a marathon race to honor a late student. In just under two weeks’ time, the school will be sponsoring its second annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk.

Thompson was 19 years old when he died in an automobile accident in 2011. His parents have teamed up with the college and the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation to host the 5K. The goal at this year’s race will be to raise at least $20,000 in scholarship funds for nursing students at the school. Participants will able to sign up as individuals or as part of a team for $20 per person.

The marathon will have a competitive spirit. The first three men and women to cross the finish line will receive prizes, as will the first finishers from each age category. The largest team to participate will win a pizza party, while the group that raises the most funds will earn a pasta dinner at a local restaurant. Perhaps local print companies will be sought for certificates and other stationery printing services too.

Health-conscious attendees will have a chance to receive free blood pressure readings at the event. Other activities will include a prize wheel, an autograph session with ‘Mrs. Maryland 2013’ Heather Ziehl, and a temporary tattoo station for children.

The 5K will begin at 8:00 am on Sunday, April 28 at 401 Thomas Run Road. On-site registration will begin at 7:00 am. Those seeking more information may call (443) 412-2428.