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Running events in Craig enable support of great causes

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Runners of all ages, experience levels and even species participate in The Memorial Hospital's inaugural Glow Run and Walk 5K in 2014. This year's event takes place Saturday, starting at the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus, looping around TMH property. Other upcoming 5K races in Craig include the Saturday morning Leaf Cruncher hosted by the Friends of Moffat County Education and an Oct. 24 zombie-themed event hosted by Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and Moffat County Teen Council.

Your footwear is going to get some extra miles this October. Numerous running opportunities will be available coming up in Craig, all of which are for good causes in addition to the exercise in the fall environment.

Early morning jaunt

Rise and shine to start the weekend with a brisk run through the seasonal foliage.

Friends of Moffat County Education will host the final entry in its 2015 running series with Leaf Cruncher 5K and One-Mile Family Fun Run Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park.

The 5K gets going at 8 a.m., and the cost is $20 for those over 18 and free to kids, t-shirts available for all.

Proceeds go to FMCE's work with local schools, and prizes will be available for the top runners of different ages.

Following the Leaf Cruncher, runners are encouraged to stay and cheer as Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School and and Craig Middle SchoolCraig Middle School cross country teams host their home meet. cross country teams host their home meet.

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Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School cross country teams host their home meet.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/moffatcountyeducationhttps://www.facebook.com/moffatcountyeducation..

https://www.facebook.com/moffatcountyeducation.

Brightening the evening

Hopefully you're still feeling the urge to stay on your feet later in the day because joining in another effort will help a lot of people.

The Memorial Hospital is sponsoring the second annual Glow Run and Walk at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Northwestern Community CollegeColorado Northwestern Community College..

Colorado Northwestern Community College.

The nighttime event includes a five-kilometer course around the CNCC campus and the hospital loop. Participants are encouraged to dress up, and there will be glow sticks, prizes for best costumes and a post-run celebration with a dance party with DJ services provided by KC Hume.

All proceeds from the event go to Moffat County Cancer Society and TMH Foundation, and the event is only one of several TMH projects during October.

"The purpose is to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a fun event centered around healthy activities," said TMH Chief of Marketing and Business Development Jennifer Riley. "Donating to Moffat County Cancer Society directly impacts members of this community… (and the Foundation) has a direct impact on our patients."

The cost is $25 for adults; $15 for TMH, CNCC and Craig Daily Press employees, CNCC students and kids under 18; and $10 for Girls on the Run participants. Long-sleeve t-shirts are available for $10.

Same-day registration opens at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to register, visit thememorialhospital.com/communitythememorialhospital.com/community or pick up a registration form at TMH. or pick up a registration form at TMH.

thememorialhospital.com/community or pick up a registration form at TMH.

Run for your life!

You'll have some time to rest up before the next big event. And you'll need it because standing still isn't an option.

Grand Futures Prevention CoalitionGrand Futures Prevention Coalition and Moffat County Teen Council will host the inaugural Zombie 5K Walk/Run at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at Loudy-Simpson Park’s Nature Trails. and Moffat County Teen Council will host the inaugural Zombie 5K Walk/Run at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at Loudy-Simpson Park's Nature Trails.

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and Moffat County Teen Council will host the inaugural Zombie 5K Walk/Run at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at Loudy-Simpson Park's Nature Trails.

Organizers will have zombies in costume ready to chase participants to recreate the feel of a real invasion, but the goal is for everyone to get into the undead Halloween spirit, said Grand Futures director Cassandra Vigil.

"I don't want to call it a zombie crawl like some of these, but I want to see everyone in costume," she said. "It's another great way to dress up for the season."

Prizes will be available for the best zombie attire and makeup.

There's safety in numbers, so remember early registration is available through Oct. 18 and is $45 for teams of five of any age, $15 for a single adult or $7 for an individual youth.

People can only sign up solo after the early deadline, $20 for an adult, $10 for youths. The day of the event will feature registration starting at 1 p.m.

Proceeds will go toward Teen Council's efforts in providing local elementary schools with Friendship BenchesFriendship Benches, designed to promote kindness and reduce bullying., designed to promote kindness and reduce bullying.

Friendship Benches, designed to promote kindness and reduce bullying.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/grandfutureshttps://www.facebook.com/grandfutures to register. to register.

https://www.facebook.com/grandfutures to register.

For more information, call 970-824-5752 or email cassandra@grandfutures.orgcassandra@grandfutures.org, with any questions or information on how to be a sponsor., with any questions or information on how to be a sponsor.cassandra@grandfutures.org, with any questions or information on how to be a sponsor.

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