Hundreds attend Kappa Delta’s 5K color run for a cause

UPDATE: (03/23/19) – Hundreds came ready to walk, run or stroll through Masterson Station Park Saturday for Kappa Delta’s ninth annual Shamrock 5K.

This year’s event was a color run, rather than a traditional 5K.

“I thought it’d be exciting to have a little different spin on our normal, annual philanthropy event,” said Carlisle Hare, Kappa Delta’s Vice President of Community Service.

The theme was something participants seemed to embrace.

While it’s a chance to become your own masterpiece, the event is also about giving back.

“It was just a lot of people coming together to support two great causes: Prevent Child Abuse America and The Nest in Lexington,” said Hare.

Joellen Wilhoite, Director of Philanthropy at The Nest, says this fundraiser is incredibly important to their mission.

“We completely rely on community support for The Nest. We don’t charge for any services, we don’t bill insurance, all of our services are free. So, as you can tell that would take a lot of resource,” explained Wilhoite.

Organizers say more than 350 pre-registered for the race. Several signed up the day-of.

Wilhoite says money raised goes directly to four of their services: crisis care, child care, parenting, and domestic violence and advocacy programs.

Race results are available HERE.

ABC36’s Erica Bivens served as this year’s emcee. Also pictured with Kappa Delta’s Carlisle Hare and Joellen Wilhoite with The Nest Center.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kappa Delta sorority at the University of Kentucky has partnered with The Nest Center for Women, Children and Families for their 9th annual Shamrock Shuffle this Saturday.

This year’s 5K is a bit different. It’s a teal, green, and yellow color run.

Carlisle Hare with Kappa Delta says it’s a hands-on way for them to help The Nest.

Sherri Estill, Director of Community Engagement at The Nest, says it’s an important partnership, “It’s what keeps us going. You have no idea how much the KD’s have helped The Nest, continue to do what we do.”

The 5K will take place Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Masterson Station Park in Lexington and also benefits Prevent Child Abuse America.

ABC36‘s Erica Bivens will serve as this year’s emcee.

Registration is $25 until midnight Friday and increases to $30 race day. The fee includes a race t-shirt for the first 500 runners to register, as well as a pancake breakfast after the race.

You can register online HERE or at the Shamrock 5K.

Prizes will be given for Top 3 overall winners by gun time. Walkers are welcomed as are dogs on fixed length leashes.


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