Emerging Leaders United Launches

Emerging Leaders United, a leadership and professional development program at United Way of Williamson County, is hosting “Run for the Health of It,” the inaugural United Way 5K/8K on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 am. The race begins on the trails of Franklin Bicentennial Park in Franklin, TN. Winners across six age groups will be recognized during a post-race ceremony emceed by Fox 17 News morning anchor Jennifer Waddell, with live music provided by Three Car Garage.

United Way of Williamson County advances health for people of all ages by providing access to health care and therapies, reducing food insecurity, providing resources to live free of violence and abuse, and supporting personal independence and well-being. The United Way 5K/8K is a family-friendly activity that celebrates national health awareness and initiatives that take place throughout the month of April.

“United Way advocates for health because it is an essential building block for strong families and communities,” says David Kelly, the outgoing chair of Emerging Leaders United. “We are rallying the community to run or walk in support of local programs and services that help our youth and families remove the barriers to improved health.”

Participants are encouraged to register at the early-bird rate of $25 until March 15 by visiting unitedway5k8k.itsyourrace.com. After March 15, the entry fee is $35. Virtual runners and walkers can register for $25 through event day. Those who register by March 15 are guaranteed an event t-shirt.

Run for the Health of It is sponsored by UPS, PwC, Regions, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Franklin Synergy Bank, Publix, and Tiny Little Donuts. Funds raised through this event support the work of United Way.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Joy Lehmann at 615-771-2312 or jlehmann@uwwc.org.

About United Way of Williamson County
United Way of Williamson County is committed to creating real change and measurable improvements in the day-to-day lives of thousands of people. We bring together people, companies, and organizations from across our local community to identify and support solutions to our most critical issues. Serving Williamson County for 58 years, United Way of Williamson County fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. Change doesn’t happen alone. To live better, we must Live United. To find out more, visit uwwc.org or call 615-771-2312.

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