Urbana YMCA to sponsor 5K race to benefit veterans

The Serve a Soldier 5K will begin with registration at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Champaign Family YMCA, 191 Community Drive in Urbana. There will be an opening ceremony at 8 a.m., and the race will start at 8:15 a.m.

Paper registration forms are also available at Urbana United Methodist Church, 238 N. Main St. in Urbana or at the Champaign Family YMCA.

The pre-registration entry fee is $35 for individuals and $115 for teams of four, and includes a T-shirt. Registration is free for children younger than 10 and does not include a shirt. The cost is $40 per person and $130 per team the day of the event.

Serve A Soldier proceeds will support Veterans of Foreign Wars Spriggs-Wing Post 5451 of Urbana, which will support the Fisher House that provides housing to families of veterans and active duty personnel while being cared for at Wright-Patterson Medical Center. It will also benefit Point Man International Ministries of Central Ohio, a nondenominational Christian organization that serves the spiritual and emotional needs of veterans and their families.

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