By Tina Montgomery
It’s almost time to lace up your sneakers for a popular fundraising event in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The 15th annual Minden Run for St. Jude is happening on Saturday, February 11. The 2023 Run will include a 10K, 5K, a Virtual Run (10K or 5K), a Kids’ Half Mile Fun Run, and Sleep in Supporter (entry is for a race sweatshirt only). The Kids’ Fun Run kicks everything off at 8 a.m.
The 2022 Minden Run raised $98,000 with 1220 runners registered. Over 500 runners have registered so far and there are still many spots open for the 10K and Kids’ Run. A few changes have been made to this year’s run: There will not be a half marathon nor a color run and the Kids’ Fun Run will be a timed half mile. The race shirt this year is a hoodie sweatshirt.
Race Director Erin Ramsey posted the following on the Facebook:
“Let’s talk about my favorite part of Minden Run for St. Jude…the Kids’ Fun Run! This is for kids that are 10 and under. Each kid gets a medal at the finish line! It doesn’t get any better than this race. And if you haven’t ever stood near the finish line and watched this…you’ve missed out. Each age will have a first place winner prize. We can’t wait to get these littles up on the podium this year!”
Registration for the race ends at noon February 10, so you still have time to enter. Entry fee for the 10K and 5K races is $45 plus $3.70 sign-up fee. The Kids’ Half Mile Fun Run and the Sleep in Supporter fee is $35 plus $3.10 sign-up fee. Registration for the Virtual Run is now closed. Runners can register online at Minden Run for St. Jude.
So far, the Minden Run for St. Jude has received more than $52,000 in sponsorships. 2023 sponsors include:
Title Sponsor: B1 Bank, Minden Family Medicine Clinic, Merrill Lynch, Wimberly Agency, Sierra Frac Sand LLC, and Fairway Carts
First Place Podium: Minden Family Dental
Second Place Podium and Platinum Sponsor: The Copper Whisk
Platinum Sponsor: Southern Classic Chicken and Querbes & Nelson
Gold Sponsor: Louisiana Bowhunter, Milbar Hydro-Test Inc., Tri-State Vacuum & Rental LLC, Home Federal Bank, and Ted’s Pharmacy
Silver Sponsor: Fluid Disposal and Jan Frye & Associates Century 21
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