Runners who register for the Hammond Rotary’s fifth annual 10K/5K Shamrock Run before Jan. 31 can register for $20 during the special Resolution Registration offer.
The run, presented by Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction, will be March 14 on the Southeastern Louisiana University campus.
“We are thankful for the many sponsors and to the community who have supported this race for the last four years,” race director Daryl Ferrara said. “The Hammond Rotary is proud to host an event that is not only fun and family-oriented, but allows us to support many deserving organizations within our great community.”
This 10K race is the only Crescent City Classic qualifying course in Tangipahoa Parish, a news release by Hammond Rotary said. As an added bonus this year, finishing medals will be included for 10K participants. To encourage more families and novice runners to participate in the run, a one-mile fun run also will be included. The rotary is also bringing back some of the popular elements from last year such as the 5K, Outrun the Leprechaun competition and the Best Dressed competition. Because running with friends is always more fun, a prize will be available for the team participants. Runners, walkers, strollers and children are invited, organizers said.
After Jan. 31, the fee will be $30. Late registration is $35 until March 13, and race day registration is $40. Only participants who register by Feb. 28 are guaranteed a T-shirt, organizers said.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available and forms are available online. Proceeds from the event benefit the Hammond Rotary’s grant program. Past grant recipients include United Way SELA Tangipahoa Region, Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa, TARC, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Child Advocacy Services, TADAC, Hammond High Magnet School Torbotics Team, Hammond High Magnet School Interact Club, Boy Scouts of America, Chappapeela District of Boy Scouts, Options, KSLU, DARE, Restoration Pregnancy Resource Center, Special Olympics Louisiana and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office K9 Division.
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world, the release said. For information, visit rotary.org. To become a member of the Hammond Rotary Club, visit www.hammondrotary.com.