COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Hosted by the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation and presented by Reliant Bank, the annual Mule Kick 5K & 1-Mile Trot will take place Saturday, April 4, at Riverwalk Park in Columbia.
Proceeds from the 2020 Mule Kick 5K & 1-Mile Trot will provide funding for Maury Regional Health’s mobile medical unit, which provides health care services for at-risk and underserved individuals throughout southern Middle Tennessee by providing basic health screenings, education and resource options.
“The mobile medical unit exemplifies the mission of the Foundation: serving and assisting at-risk and underserved individuals by providing access to health care services,” said Foundation Executive Director Joe Kilgore. “From helping those with high blood pressure to providing education about health conditions and community resources, the mobile unit team has done an amazing job of impacting lives for the better. We want to help them continue their exemplary work in assisting those less fortunate through the fundraising at this event.”
A portion of the proceeds from the Mule Kick 5K will also be donated to the Wellness and Aquatic Center Healthy Living Endowment and the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department for youth summer camp scholarships.
On Saturday, April 4, the course will begin at Riverwalk Park next to Riverside Elementary with an 8 a.m. start time for the 5K and a 9:15 a.m. start time for the 1-Mile Trot. Both runners and walkers are encouraged to participate. Refreshments will be provided and awards will be given following the 1-Mile Trot to the men’s and women’s overall finishers, to the men’s and women’s master overall finishers and to the top three finishers in each age group by gender. The 1-Mile Trot will also award the top three male and female overall finishers who are under 12.
Participants may register online at MuleKick5K.com. For additional information about the race or sponsorship opportunities, contact the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation at 931.380.4075. All are encouraged to “like” Mule Kick 5K & 1-Mile Trot for race updates and photos.