The Touchstone Energy Run United Half Marathon, 5K and Kids’ Fun Run is set for April 30, 2016. The Run United race program is in its fifth year, and will kick off in the early morning at the Newberry Street Festival area. The race premiered in 2011 with Run United Couch to 5K Run as an employee wellness initiative started by Gary Stooksbury, an avid runner. Around 50 Aiken Electric Cooperative employees and their families competed in the initial race. By the following year, the race became a United Way fundraiser and was moved to Citizens Park. By 2013, a 10K race and a kid’s fun run were added, and moved to Newberry Street in downtown Aiken. A half marathon and cash prizes were added last year, and the event continues to grow with each race.
Proceeds from registration fees will go directly to United Way of Aiken County to assist area agencies that exist to help those in the community who need it most.
To register for Run United, please visit http://www.aikenco-op.org/RunUnited/