The Kosten Foundation’s eighth annual Kick It 5K fund-raiser will take place on Sunday, April 8, beginning at 1 p.m. at Shelby Farms Park. Last year’s race raised $150,000 for pancreatic cancer research. The all-ages event includes a 5K run, 1-mile fun walk, opportunities for spirit runners (T-shirt supporters), a survivor ceremony, entertainment, and food vendors. Participants registered by March 13 will have a chance to win a Fitbit.
Visit https://kickit5k.racesonline.com/register to sign up. Each team member registered will be timed individually. Participants have the option to donate and/or raise funds in addition to registering for the race. To donate or raise funds, visit https://kickit5k.racesonline.com/donate-fundraise. Mail-in registration closes March 31 at midnight.
Runners participating in the 5K and one-mile walkers may take advantage of an early bird discount of a $25 donation to register and participate through March 21. Registration donations increase to $30 from March 22 through April 7, and $35 on race day. Spirit runner registration donations are $15 through March 21, $20 from March 22 through April 7, and $25 on race day. Survivors run/walk for free. Mail-in registration closes March 31 at midnight.