Area residents are encouraged to come out next Saturday to go for a nice run along the Panhandle Trail while lending a hand to one of our area's most active civic organizations.
The second-annual Run with Rotary 5K, held by the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights, is set to take place the morning of Oct. 27 and we hope to see a great turnout for the fundraiser event.
Participants will run or walk a total of 3.1 miles - starting at the trail head and going 1.55 miles before turning around and heading back.
Around 40 people showed up for the inaugural run last year, and we hope to see at least that many this time around.
Door prizes and other goodies will be available for those taking part, and special prizes will be awarded for the top finishers.
In addition, organizers are throwing in a little twist because of the run being so close to Halloween. Runners are being encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume, and prizes for the best costumes also will be handed out. It's a timely and fun twist to an already great event.
The Rotary Club of Weirton Heights works throughout the year to lend a hand to the community, with a variety of fundraising activities and contributions to local organizations and causes.
It's annual Mardi Gras fundraiser is among the community's biggest social events, raising money every year for an area non-profit.
The 5K is a great addition to its long list of activities, and we thank all those involved for putting it together, as well as everyone who has stepped up as a sponsor.
So, strap on your running shoes and come on out to the Panhandle Trail Saturday morning to show your support for this event and the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights.