POMEROY —The River City Runners recently raised $14,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society as part of the annual C2C race.
The River City Runners began their current race series with The Jingle All The Way 5K on Dec. 17, 2016. Following, they held the Lucky Leprechaun Dash 2 or 5 mile trail run on March 18; The Superhero 5K on May 13; Big Bend Blues Dash 5K on July 29; and Princess and Pirate 5K on Sept. 16.
In August, a team consisting of Renee Stewart, Jamie Bailey, Maurisa Baker, Nathan Becker, Susan Eason, Jessica Holliday, Brian Howard, Nathan Jeffers, Haley Kennedy, Mike Kennedy, Amy Perrin, Lara Perrin, Emma Perrin, Holly Raffle, Deanna Swartz, Jake Swindell, and Monica Turner traveled to Columbus to participate in the C2C race.
The C2C is a two day, 131 mile race from Columbus to Cincinnati in which proceeds go to The American Cancer Society. The group raised $14,000 this year, totaling $27,000 over the past three years for The American Cancer Society.
The final race of the series, Keep Your Fork 5K, will take place on Nov. 25, 2017.
The winners of the entire race series will be announced and prize money will be awarded to the top three male and female runners. Participants of all the races in the series will receive an award as well.
For those who wish to donate to this race series or would like to become a participant visit http://rivercityrunners1.com.
Erin Perkins is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.