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Registration is now under way for MAC Incorporated’s 18th Annual St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/2-Mile Walk, to be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Salisbury Elks Lodge.
The scenic course will wind through the Salisbury zoo and park.
Check in and late registration will begin at 2 p.m.; the run/walk will step off at 3 p.m. The cost is $25 for walkers; $25 for runners in advance and $35 the day of the race. The first 200 registrants are guaranteed an event T-shirt.
Community leader and businessman Morgan Hazel of Salisbury will serve as this year’s honorary chairman.
Overall awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers; awards also will be presented to the top three finishers in the various age divisions. New this year will be prizes awarded to the top three walkers.
An awards party following the race is free to participants; guests can attend the after-party for $5, $15 for families of three or more, and children under age 5 will be admitted free. The party will feature food, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and auction.
The theme of the run/walk is “Racing For a Reason.” All proceeds will support MAC Incorporated programs and services for family members, caregivers and those living with Alzheimer’s Disease.
MAC Incorporated, the Area Agency on Aging, is a private, nonprofit organization serving senior citizens in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. MAC’s mission is to provide options which promote dignity, health and independence for an aging population.