April 16, 2010
Run for the Fiesta charity race is May 1 in Banner Elk

Lees-McRae College will host the second annual Run for the Fiesta May 1, a charity race to benefit programming at the Carol and Glenn Arthur Student Recreation Complex at Lees-McRae. The race begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Lees-McRae William's Gymnasium parking lot.

We will run, walk, jog or stroll through Lees-McRae College's campus and on the Banner Elk Greenway to get to Mexicano for fantastic Mexican food. All participants will get a sombrero, chances at great prizes, free tacos and great drink specials, all while supporting a good cause.

"The Arthur Student Recreation Complex has become a staple in the Banner Elk community, offering programs to the local community, families and, of course, Lees-McRae College students. We'd love to be able to offer even more activities to the community and continue to keep the events at the lowest possible cost which is usually free!" said Dani Usedom, Director of Campus Recreation at Lees-McRae.

Registration will run from 11:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The entry fee for the race is $20 on the day of the race. Preregistration by April 28 costs $15 and can be done online or in person at the Arthur Student Recreation Complex. Those that preregister must have their money mailed in or taken to the Arthur Student Recreation Complex by April 28 to get the preregistration fee. Click here for online registration.

Kidz Zone is a free program for local children to come and get active in the Carol and Glenn Arthur Student Recreation Complex on Mondays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. Kidz Zone is just one of the many programs that will benefit from the proceeds of the race.

Extra raffle tickets may be purchased to have a chance at winning prizes. Prizes include gift certificates to local businesses, an entry into 'A Cool 5′ race at Beech Mountain, a massage, a private Pilates Reformer Session, and more!

"This event should be a total blast and is a great way to do something active, make a difference in a community and meet some new people," said Usedom.

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