Are you ready to get your run on for a great cause, this weekend?!

QC United’s 3rd Annual Run with the Bull 5k and Youth Relays takes place this Saturday Oct 12, with starting location at the Riverdale Fire Department (110 Manor Drive Riverdale) near Arconic.

Run with the Bull 5k will begin at 9 a.m. and the Youth Relays at 10 a.m.

Registration for the 5k is only $28 and includes a t-shirt, neck gator, goody bag and entry to Pete’s Post-Party featuring Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the City of Riverdale, beer and more! There are also group rate discounts for Cornbelt Running Club Members, Arconic Employees and Family Teams of 3 or more.

Registration for the Youth Relays is just $10 and includes entry into fun zone, Neck Gator and treats! Age groups will be broken down into: Under 3 (with adult assistance), 4 – 6 years, 7 – 9 years and 10 – 12 years.

Additional t-shirts will also be sold for just $15 and Neck Gators for $5.

October is National Bully Prevention Month, so Pete the Purple Bull is hosting this race to support anti-bullying school programs. Arconic will again create their awesome purple medals for race winners and the after party and award announcements will take place at My Place Pub on State St. For details and to register follow the link:

Don’t miss this fun-filled event!


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