United Way of Lake County wants people to do some good while having some fun at their Warm Hands, Warm Hearts 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.
The race will take place on Oct. 21 in Chagrin River Park in Willoughby. Pre-registration costs $20 for the 5-kilometer run and $15 for the 1-mile run.
Those entry prices bump up to $25 for the run and $20 for the walk on the day of the race.
Each participant receives a two-week trial membership to Mentor Fitworks and a two-week trial membership to Mentor Heisley Racquet and Fitness Club, as well as being entered into a raffle with some great prizes.
Proceeds for the event go to United Way-funded programs.
Additionally, participants are encouraged to bring gloves or mittens to donate to those without them for this upcoming winter. (Hence the run's Warm Hands' moniker.)
All pre-registering participants will get a T-shirt. (T-shirts will be given to those who register the day of the race until supplies run out.)
The 5K will start at 9 a.m. and the 1-mile walk at 9:15 a.m. For more information on participating or sponsoring, please contact Makella Slavick at 440.639.4583 or at
To register for the 5K, click here. To register for the 1 Mile, click here. Online registration closes on October 17.
The United Way of Lake County kicked off its 2012-2013 fundaising campaign in August.
Its goal is to raise $3.716 million, 2 percent more than the $3.671 million it raised last year.
All money raised during the 2012-2013 United Way of Lake County campaign benefits programs that focus on children and families, senior citizens, health and human services and basic needs in Lake County.