Annual run/walk fundraisers planned

Published 12:33 am Saturday, January 3, 2015


Runners, walkers, and those looking for reasons to get into shape in the New Year have several fundraising fitness events from which to choose early this year.


Relay for Life Resolution 5K

As part of its fundraising efforts for the 2015 Covington County campaign, PowerSouth’s Relay For Life team is sponsoring its fourth 5K Resolution Run/Walk on Sat., Jan. 10.

The race will start and finish at Andalusia City Hall. The road course will travel through several Andalusia neighborhoods surrounding Andalusia High School. Participants should be at the starting line at 8:45 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start.

Registration forms are online at and Entry fees are $25 for participants 13 years or older and $20 for participants 12 and younger.

Race-day registrations will be accepted from 7:30 to 8:30 at Andalusia City Hall. The race will be conducted rain or shine.

For more information: Contact Courtney Bowers at 334-427-3705


Cancer Freeze 5K

The Cancer Freeze 5K is one of many events set for Florala’s Lake Jackson on Sat., Feb. 7. Cancer Freeze raises money for local cancer patients and their families.

The 5K, which begins at the intersection of 3rd Ave. and 3rd St. in Alabama, takes walkers and runners around beautiful Lake Jackson into Florida and back into Alabama, finishing at 23089 Lake Shore Blvd. The route is USATF-certified.

Advance registration, which is $25, is available at Last year’s 5K attracted more than 400 participants.


Mardi Gras 5K Run and Walk

St. Mary’s Mardi Gras 5K Run and Walk will be held Sat., Feb. 14.

The 5K run and walk will go to support the church’s rice and beans program, which offers free rice, beans and non-perishable food items, as well as a free hot breakfast to those in need on the third Saturday of each month.

Cost is $25 for the 5K, and $10 for the fun run.

The 5K begins at 9 a.m. and the fun run starts at 10 a.m. The run starts at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1307 East Three Notch St., in Andalusia. Awards will be given out and a red beans and rice lunch will be served for all participants at 10:30 a.m. Additional lunch tickets are available for $5.

Pre-race packet pick up is Fri., Feb. 23, from 5-6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s. Race day registration and check in is the day of the race from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.

More information can be found at, and on Facebook.


Love Thy Neighbor ATE-K

First Presbyterian Church of Andalusia will sponsor the Love Thy Neighbor ATE-K, a 4.6 mile run/walk (8K), and a one-mile fun run on March 21. The event raises money for the church’s Love Thy Neighbor outreach program, which provides hot meals twice each month.

Call 334-222-5352 for more information. Registration also will be available on