Mercy to Host First “Run to Care” 5K in Aurora

August 28, 2017

Runners, joggers and walkers around Aurora are invited to Mercy’s first Run to Care 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Early registration has begun and the sooner you sign up, the more you’ll save. The cost to register on or before Saturday, Sept. 30, is $25 for individuals, which will also guarantee you will receive a t-shirt. After Sept. 30, registration will cost $30, but a t-shirt is not guaranteed. Same-day registration will run from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Mercy Aurora Mission Fund, which provides patients and their families food vouchers, prescription assistance, cab rides home from the hospital, and more.

“As a community, we have an incredible opportunity to help others in a time of need,” said organizer Martha Youngblood. “We’re hopeful that many people will turn out and show their support for this great cause.”

The Run to Care event starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce. An awards ceremony will be held shortly after the event to honor the top male and female participants, and the top two finishers in each age division.

To register for the Oct. 21 run/walk, click here. RSVP on Facebook here.

For information about sponsorship, call Cody Qualls at 870-423-5245 or email him at For more information about the event and registration, call Martha Youngblood at 417-678-7873, or email her at

Aurora 5k Run to Care

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