Winlock-Toledo Youth Wrestling is sponsoring the 5-mile run on Egg Day with proceeds going to the Youth Wrestling Program.
Sarah Meyer, coordinator, has been busy getting everything ready for the run. She has single-handedly collected items for the silent auction and prizes for the runners. "I picked the 5-mile race because I want to take the challenge and invite others to join in," stated Meyer. Meyer also stated "I have two youth wrestlers who are very good and I want to see the program continue. The coaches are the top of the line and I want to go all out for them."
Registration for the 5-mile run starts at Grinders Espresso Stand, located at 311 NW Kerron Street, at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and the race begins at 8:15 a.m. "The race course is a scenic run for the participants," Meyer continued.
Many items have been donated for the silent auction, such as handmade quilts, a small tool box, a collapsible wagon, a clay fireplace and an abundance of gift cards. The silent auction will be held in three different places: Grinders Espresso, Timberland Bank in Winlock and the Nixon Warehouse on SE Front Street.
The age groups for the run will be 12-years of age and younger, 13 to 18-years-old and 19-years-old and older. The first three places will receive either a medal or a plaque for their participation.
The entry fee for the race is $20. For $25 you will also get a T-shirt. Meyer has arranged for a professional photographer to be there for pictures.
Meyer is passionate about this run. "I am hoping a lot of people participate in this event because the proceeds go to helping our youth." If you can't run, you can also walk. "Egg Day is about having fun and we want everyone who joins in the race to enjoy their day," stated Meyer.
If you are a runner or walker and you want to support our youth, please consider participating in the race. Donations are still being accepted. Call Sarah Meyer at (360) 324-9545 for more information.