Newcastle 5K raises $4,200 for scholarships

November 3, 2011

By Staff

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About $4,200 in scholarships will be awarded this spring to local college-bound students from 2011 Newcastle Days 5K Run/Walk.

There were 240 registered participants — 41 percent of them from Newcastle — who attended the event.

Interested individuals can email Newcastle5K@hotmail.com to receive scholarship application notifications and details.

Since the event’s founding in 2009, donations by the nonprofit Newcastle Running Club has resulted in $15,000 in community fundraising. The contributions have been made possible from participants, sponsor support, city of Newcastle staff members and significant volunteer hours.

The 2011 Newcastle Days 5K Run/Walk presenting sponsor was Valley Medical Center.

Other sponsors included The Balanced Athlete, Coal Creek YMCA, QFC, HomeStreet Bank, Sweet Decadence, South Bellevue Chiropractics, ING Financial, Printing Control Graphics, Mathes Design, Newcastle Weed Warriors, Newcastle Trails and the city of Newcastle.

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