During the early 1990’s, McLeod Sports Medicine established the McLeod Sports Medicine Heart Challenge, where participants were able to be involved in a race that would benefit personal health. The Heart Challenge was also established to raise money for the McLeod Athletic Excellence Award. The award was soon renamed the Geoffrey Kier Memorial Athletic Excellence Scholarship to honor the memory of the former McLeod employee who died of meningitis in 1998. Today, this race continues the tradition of raising money for deserving student-athletes in the Pee Dee region. Geoffrey’s mother, Sally, continues to donate to the scholarship fund to keep their sons’memory alive.
Awards will be given to overall top 3 Males and top 3 Females; In addition, medals will be awarded for the top 3 in each age division. Participant must be present to receive awards or make prior arrangements with race director.
Overall prizes are valued at:
1st Place $50* 2nd Place $35* 3rd Place$20*
*Gift cards valued at prize total
*Medals will be presented to the top three male and female runners in each age division*
The race is on St. Patrick's Day this year so make sure to WEAR GREEN and celebrate with us!
Online brochure available here