Upcoming Leadership Road Race to Benefit Service Projects

The third annual Leadership Road Race will be held on Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m., at Southwestern College.  All proceeds will benefit the service projects that are fulfilled by Leadership Southwestern.
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Two races will be available--a 5K beginning at 7:30 p.m. and a one-mile family fun run/walk at 8:15 p.m.  Pets are welcome and t-shirts will be given to all participants.

The proceeds from the Leadership Road Race will support service work in the community via the Leadership program at Southwestern College.  The Leadership program contributes approximately 2,200 hours of service work to the community every year through projects such as Freshman Work Day, Leadership education workshops, Rotary Camp, and food packaging events.  Money raised through the road race will underwrite supplies, transportation, and materials.  It also allows Leadership students to fund their annual service learning trip each year.

This year the race will be a glow run with the theme “Light Up the Night” in honor of the idea that individual acts of service can collectively transform our community and stamp out darkness.

“Participating in the Leadership Road Race is a win-win for everyone,” says Lindsay Wilke, assistant director of Leadership Southwestern.  “Participants get a chance to better their health, the money is funneled back to the community through service, and college students are positively impacted in the process.  It doesn’t get much better than that.”

Local businesses and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to register a team of employees to run/walk together in support of health.  Discounts are offered for teams of five people.

Entry fee for the 5K run is $25; for the one-mile run/walk the fee is $15.  Leadership Southwestern is offering an early registration discount.  If registered on or before March 20, the fee for the 5K run is $20 and $12 for the one-mile run/walk.  Teams of five or more who register together will be discounted $3 per person if registered on or before March 20. 
Participants may register online at

For more information, call (620) 229-6393.