Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rugby Ohio Raising Money to Help Future Ruggers Go to College

Rugby Ohio is holding the Cleveland 5K Rugger Run on September 14 at Edgewater Park. Proceeds from the event benefit the development of youth rugby in Ohio by helping the keep low registration fees for Rugby Ohio events low and enable them to offer low-or-no-cost development courses for players and coaches.

It will also help raise funds for the Kevin Fox Memorial College Scholarship Fund, which is awarded each year to two outstanding high school graduating senior rugby players.

The Fund awards two $1,000 College Scholarships on an annual basis to deserving players from the Rugby Ohio High School Community in memory of Kevin Fox. Fox was a member of Brunswick Rugby who passed away. To honor his memory, his team and family, along with Rugby Ohio, helped establish the scholarship fund to help other rugby players continue their education after high school graduation.

The event starts at 8:00am with race day registration and information packet pick up. The race will officially start at 9:30am and will go down the Edgewater Park Cleveland Memorial Shoreway.

During the race, there will be pull-tag timing; and every raver will receive a race t-shirt, goody bag, snacks and beverages.

There will also be music, free Rookie Rugby clinics as well as punt, pass and kick competitions following the run. After the race there will be awards for overall male and female runners as well as the top three runners in each age group for males and females.

Online registration closes on Friday, September 12, at 9:00am; but registration is available on the day of the race. All mailed pre-registered entries must be received by September 10. Entry details can be found on the race's Web site.

Those who are just looking to help out Rugby Ohio can make donations online. The online entry form also includes a pledge form to bring on race day. After-race pledges can be sent to Rugby Ohio. For details about post-race donations, e-mail RuggerRun@rugbyohio.com.

 5K Rugger Run Registration Information

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