Saturday April 29, 2017

About the Event

FRIENDS is the only national volunteer non-profit organization dedicated solely to empowering young people who stutter and their families. Our mission is to provide support and education to people who stutter, their families, and clinicians. We believe that every child, teen, and adult deserves to live in a world where they are accepted and empowered.

FRIENDS presents regional one-day conferences around the country throughout the year, hosting a one-day conference in Columbus, Ohio on March 4, 2017. A large annual convention is held each July. The 20th Annual Anniversary Convention will be held in Orlando, Florida, July 20-22, 2017.

We not only serve young people and their families, but also provide invaluable education to SLPs and graduate students and welcome adults who stutter into our community as volunteers.

This is our second 5K Walk/Run to raise money for FRIENDS. All profits are used for scholarships for families, graduate students and PhD. students. In 2016, our first 5K Walk/Run raised $11,000 which helped many families and students attend the annual convention and one-day conferences. We have sponsorship opportunities ranging from $50 to $500. We welcome in-kind donations; however, in-kind donations may only represent 50% of the total sponsorship level.

If you have questions, please feel free to give us a call at 614-561-1402 or email Ruth McDermott at

Shirts are not guaranteed after April 25 ONLINE registration ends 26th, however you may still sign up day of race

Race Day Registration Schedule
8:00 to 8:50 a.m.
Cash/Check ONLY.

Event Details




Saturday April 29, 2017


McNamara Park


5K Run and Walk

Pre-Race Packet Pickup

RoadRunner Sports

535 Lakeview Plaza Blvd, Worthington

Friday April 28

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Race Day Packet Pickup

8:00 to 8:50 a.m.

5K Run/Walk Start Time

9:00 a.m.


Awards will be given to top 3 participants in the following age groups:

19 and Under, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 and Older

Children 6 and Under will receive a finishers ribbon


Youth Small, Medium, Large

Adult Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large (add $2.00) and 3X-Large (add $2.00)

*Team should consist of a minimum of 4 participants to be considered a valid team for the pricing discount. After teams are created, members can join at their own time.
ONLINE registration ends 26th, however can sign up day of race

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