“We are organizing this event to bring a greater awareness of Habitat,” Coldiron said.
Coldiron is a Girl Scout in Greenup trying to earn her gold award. She is a track and field runner for her school and thought it would be a good idea to organize a run to benefit Habitat.
“I like doing road races in the off season, and thought this would be a great way to raise awareness for Habitat, while promoting something that I love, which is running,” Coldiron said.
Greenup County Habitat For Humanity officially became a chapter in December 2008.
“We built our first house last year in Flatwoods. We are currently in the process of getting approval to work with a lady that has a partially finished home, and does not have the resources to have it finished,” said Rhonda Nunley, president of Greenup County Habitat For Humanity.
Nunley said the chapter is looking for applicants for a Habitat-built home. They are also looking for people in need of minor repairs done on their home.
Registration for the race will start at 7:15 a.m. at the gazebo on the Greenup County Courthouse lawn. Registration is $20, which includes a T-shirt. The race begins at 8 a.m.
Awards will be given to the first-place male and female finisher, and the top two finishers male and female, in the age groups of 13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.
For more information about Greenup County Habitat for Humanity, visit www.greenupcountyhabitat.org. For more information about the race visit www.tristateracer.com.