The Inaugural Run for Burt 5K Run/Walk will kick-off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 2 at Northwestern State University’s Collins Pavilion. Check-in will begin at 6:30 a.m. and registration fees are as follows: $10 for youth 12 and under, $30 for ages 13 and over and $25 for virtual participants. You may also register as a team and compete with your friends and family. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each category: Overall, Youth, Walkers. T-shirts, race bibs, and a swag bag will be provided to everyone registered by Sept. 18. Onsite registration will be available for local participants on Saturday, Aug. 21 at Legacy Café from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Run for Burt 5K was organized to raise funds for the Burt Clark Foundation, which was established to honor the memory of the Natchitoches native and raise funds through a cause he was deeply passionate about.
Burt was an avid runner and advocate of healthy living and active lifestyles, and regularly participated in numerous 5K events annually, including the Atlanta Peachtree Road Race, Calloway Gardens Triathlon, and the Beta Lambda Omega Psi Phi 5k/10k. Burt’s untimely passing this past spring was a devastating blow to the entire community and every person who knew him and loved him. He was a 1989 graduate of Natchitoches Central High School and a graduate of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge. Burt was a lifelong learner and believed “education is the passport to the future, and tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Through this fundraiser and events that follow, the Burt Clark Foundation will provide scholarships to deserving Natchitoches Central High School seniors and students attending Southern University, as well as continue advocacy for healthy and active living.
Participants can register online at www.runforburt.org and sponsors can use the attached Sponsorship Form to make your donations.
Checks should be made payable to the Burt Clark Foundation and mailed to 3904 North Druid Hills Rd. #346, Decatur, GA 30033. For more information, please contact Kurt Clark at 205-266-3695.
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