ALTON – The Rally For Ron nonprofit organization will hosting its third annual 5k Sunday, Sept. 13, at Russell Commons Park.
The family-run charity offers financial assistance to local families with young children who experience a sudden loss of a parent.
The event is the group's largest fundraiser of the year. This year, all 5k participants will receive finisher medals. Most 5k races do not give out medals, especially for charity runs.
“We believe this is the best way to encourage runners from all over Metro East St. Louis to come to Alton for smaller races,” a press release from Rally For Ron states. “Plus we are a family-focused event that is perfect for all fitness levels.”
For information, visit www.rallyforron.com.