5K, Dance Marathon to Benefit Mercy Children’s Hospital
University of Findlay students will be holding two fundraisers this fall to benefit patients at Mercy Children’s Hospital, which is one of several Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. Hosted by UF Circle K’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon, activities will include a 5K race and the dance marathon, both of which are open to the public.
The Trick-or-Trot 5K run/walk will be held Friday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Participants, who are welcomed to wear costumes, will start in Parking Lot No. 1 at Old Main on Frazer Street and weave their way through and around campus. The cost for non-UF students ages 17 and older is $25, $10 for those ages 6-16, and free for those ages 5 and younger. The cost for students, faculty and staff is $15.
Preregistration is encouraged by visiting events.dancemarathon.com/event/trickortrot5k2016.
Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Refreshments will also be provided after the race.
OilerTHON, the organization’s big event, will feature 10 hours of dancing and fun to raise money for the hospital. It will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from noon to 10 p.m. in UF’s Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex on North Main Street. Along with dancing, great music, inflatables, a photo booth, face painting, games, prizes and food, and Miracle Network stories will be featured.
Student registration for OilerTHON, and all donations from the campus and public, can be made by visiting http://tinyurl.com/othon2016. Donations will also be accepted at the door on the day of the event, and everyone is welcome to join in activities.
Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a student-run movement of more than 300 universities and high schools across North America that raise funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
All proceeds from Circle K’s 5K and Dance Marathon will be donated to Mercy Children’s Hospital for items such as incubators, diapers and toys; and for hospital programs such as its Child Life Program, Hippotherapy Program and Autism Center.
Within the past six years, UF has raised $70,000 for Mercy. Its goal this year is to raise $30,000.