Ohio Dominican University (ODU) Campus Ministry student organization Salt & Light announces its 1st Annual 5K for $5K on Saturday, April 20, with a goal to raise $5,000 for the Run the Race Center, to help provide summer camp experiences in coding, art and science for Columbus-area youth.

The 5K will be held on the ODU campus, located at 1216 Sunbury Road, and is open to the public. The cost to participate is $25 for general registration and $10 for ODU students. Salt & Light will be giving away free “5K for $5K” T-shirts to everyone who registers.

Registration is now open at ohiodominican.edu/5K.

Race packets will be available to be picked up between 3-5 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at the Info Desk in the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center, and between 8-9:30 a.m. during event check-in on the morning of the 5K.

The 5K will officially begin at 10 a.m.

Prior to the 5K run/walk getting underway, ODU’s mascot Thunder will lead a “Kid Dash” for children 12 & under, beginning at 9:45 a.m. The “Kid Dash” event is free, but youth-size “5K for 5K” T-shirts will be available to purchase during registration for an additional $5 each.

The Run the Race Center is a program of The Brian Muha Foundation, an Ohio organization that provides enrichment and leadership development opportunities to young people.  Additional proceeds from the event will help Salt & Light fund retreats and service trip opportunities for ODU students. 

For more information about Salt & Light or the “5K for $5K” event, please contact Cole Sherburne with Salt & Light at sherbura@ohiodominican.edu.

THE BRIAN MUHA FOUNDATION/THE RUN THE RACE CLUB has been enriching the lives of children since 2000, providing exceptional enrichment and leadership development opportunities to young people in Columbus, Cleveland and Steubenville, Ohio. The Run the Race Center is a 22,000 square foot facility that offers a safe, cheerful, fun and loving place for central-Ohio youth after school and on the weekends. They provide snacks, tutoring, homework help, sports, music, art, tumbling, games, contests, parties, holiday celebrations, a library, gym, salon, a full meal every day, a food pantry and more. The Brian Muha Foundation/The Run the Race Club sees the beautiful value and dignity in each and every child, making it their mission to help them run the race of life and change the world through relationships with dedicated volunteers, mentors and tutors who offer opportunities and activities that allow children to grow academically, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

SALT & LIGHT is the student-led arm of ODU Campus Ministries, creating community service opportunities, devotion/study groups and prayer meetings for students and the campus community. All members of the ODU community who are interested in mission and in ministry are welcome. The name “Salt & Light” comes from the words of Jesus when he said to his disciples “you are the salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13) and “you are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). Salt & Light welcomes students to make a difference on campus, build connections with other students and pursue their calling to be a follower and inspiration for Christ.