Stephens 5K registration under way

July 2, 2014

Registration has begun for the second SFC Riley G. Stephens Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K and Fun Run Saturday, Sept. 27 in Tolar.

In addition to the 5K and Fun Run, $1 tickets can be purchased for a drawing for a quilt, handmade by Lucy Esposito.

The event honors the memory of Army Sgt. 1st Class Riley Stephens, a Tolar High School graduate who was a Special Forces Green Beret killed in action in Afghanistan on Sept. 28, 2012.

Last year the Memorial Run events raised enough for one full scholarship and four $1,000 scholarship awards, according to organizer JoAnn Stephens, wife of Riley’s father Mic Stephens and stepmother of Riley.

She said that, weather permitting, they will also try to stage a car show for the event, which will be based at Tolar High School, 301 Rock Church Highway.

The early entry fee for the 5K is $25 and will increase to $30 after Sept. 20. The run will begin at 5 p.m. T-shirts are guaranteed to all early registration entrants prior to Sept. 20. Packet pickup and late registration on the day of the event starts at 4 p.m.

For the Fun Run, packet pickup and late registration starts at 4 p.m. on the day of the event. T-shirts are guaranteed to all who register early. The Fun Run starts at 4:30 p.m. The fee is $15 with a T-shirt and $10 without one.

Register online at www.@rileyrun.org. For questions or more information, email JoAnn Stephens at [email protected] Visit the Facebook page at Sgt 1st Class Riley G. Stephens Memorial Fund.

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