Date set for Walter Phelps Phun Run

The 4th Annual Walter Phelps Memorial Phun Run is scheduled for Aug. 2 at the Albany Area YMCA Lee Branch.

This 5k run/walk will benefit the YMCA’s “Reach for the Stars” summer day camp. The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

A unique trail run is designed specifically for this event, with the course offering partial shade for participants. The Kid’s 1 mile Phun Run will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the 5k Phun Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m.

New this year will be a Toddler Trot, beginning immediately after the 5k. This race is part of the Run and See Georgia Series, Clover Glove Series, and the Black Bag Series.

All pre-registered participants will receive a short sleeve T-shirt. Shirts are available on race day as supply lasts. Refreshments will be served and awards given in the various age categories.

Registration forms are available at YMCA branches as well as at www.active.com. The early registration deadline is July 26. Opportunities are available for sponsorship as well.

For more information, email us at phelpsphunrun@gmail.com.