Waubonsee Community College plans inaugural 5K trail fundraiser

With the season for running events in full swing, Waubonsee Community College will present its first-ever community 5K run/walk trail fundraiser. All proceeds from the race will directly benefit area students through the Waubonsee Community College Foundation Scholarship Program.

This family-friendly event is open to the public, and will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 19, on the Sugar Grove campus. All registered runners and walkers will receive a free T-shirt, a food truck treat and giveaways from event sponsors. Community members are also invited on campus during the race to show their support and partake in food truck offerings. Race participants will enjoy a scenic trail on a cross-country style course and an opportunity to help Waubonsee students continue their education and realize their dreams.

“We are so excited to kick off this inaugural, community-wide 5K trail race fundraiser, which will go towards ensuring a brighter future for Waubonsee students,” said Melinda Tejada, vice president of student development and executive director of the foundation.

During the 2020-2021 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation has provided 367 scholarship awards totaling over $331,000 to 325 recipients. To register for the run/walk fundraiser or to learn more about the event, visit waubonsee.edu/5k.