Partnership with Jeff Hill Legacy Fund Brings Bigger Purpose to Second Year Event
Elk River, Minn. January 28, 2019 – Challenge yourself this spring when the ERX Extreme 5K run returns with bigger obstacles and a bigger purpose. Last year’s event was an immediate success with more than 235 participants completing the run and its 16 obstacles. This year’s event is scheduled for May 18 and will further test runners with new challenges along with returning faves.
“Nothing but muddy smiles,” said ERX marketing manager Taylor Carlson referring to the mood after last year’s run. “For a first year event we couldn’t have been more pleased. We had positive feedback from everyone we talked to and they all couldn’t wait for the next one. This year we’re looking to make the course even more extreme and the post-race activities even better.”
A major addition to this year’s Extreme 5K is a newly formed partnership with the Jeff Hill Legacy Fund of Elk River. The foundation serves to honor the memory of Captain Jeff Hill who was killed in a C-17 plane crash in 2010. Led by his wife Rachael Hill, the organization provides financial assistance for educational expenses to young cadets in the United States Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. With a matching donation available from ERX, participants will have a chance to make a donation to the foundation when the register online and during the event.
“We always want to involve the local community in any way we can,” said ERX co-owner Todd Plaisted. “Supporting the young men and women who dedicate themselves to serve this country is something that is really close to our hearts. We’re also hoping to do something special for local cadets during the event.”
Registration for the 2019 ERX Extreme 5K is open now and includes an event t-shirt, a cold beverage after the race and access to post event photos. Early registration is encouraged to receive significant savings up to $30 compared to day-of-event registration. “We’re expecting a strong turn-out this year,” said Carlson. “And we’re encouraging early registrants to donate their savings to the Jeff Hill Legacy Fund.”
ERX Extreme 5K Registration Fees:
- Now till February 28: $40
- March 1 – April 30: $50
- May 1 – May 15: $60
- Day of Race: $70
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