FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. – In the last five years, close to 5,000 feet have carried runners and walkers of all ages through a course at Nolo Park to get “splashed” with colorful paint in Summit Health’s Splash Your Sole 5k – all the in the name of fun, wellness and benefit to great community causes.
Community members, whether they are running enthusiasts or just enjoy getting outside for a brisk walk, will be able to take part in the sixth annual Splash Your Sole 5k Saturday, May 11, at Norlo Park, 3050 Lincoln Way East.
Held rain or shine, participants will weave through Norlo Park, getting covered in a rainbow of colors at four stations spaced throughout the course. The color is nontoxic and safe for participants and the environment.
The fun, untimed run will have heats at 8 and 9 a.m. Participants can preregister for the 5k online or register in person the day of the event. The cost is $30 and includes a T-shirt and goody bag. Children younger than 10 may participate for free and will not receive a T-shirt. A limited number of extra T-shirts will be available for purchase the day of the event.
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit The Gleaning Project of South Central PA, a nonprofit collaborative committed to reducing food loss at local farms and increasing food security in the local community.
“Again, this year, we feel we selected a great initiative that aligns well with our purpose. The Gleaning Project uses the resources in our community to improve the health of our community through nutrition,” explained Jordan Statler, talent acquisition manager for Summit Physician Services who also helps spearhead the 5k.
To date, more than $15,000 in proceeds from the race have been donated to support various Franklin County community improvement efforts, including the Bike and Pedestrian Improvement Plan in Chambersburg and Waynesboro Community Walking Trail.
For more details or to register for the Splash Your Sole 5k, click here.
For more information on The Gleaning Project, visit: TheGleaningProject.org.
Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.
As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, urgent care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.