Fit for Business 5K event set for April 14; registration open

This is a guest post of the School of Business:

The Wake Forest University School of Business will hold the 3rd annual Fit for Business 5K on April 14.  The run/walk, planned by School of Business students, will be held on campus; the course begins and ends at Farrell Hall.  This year’s race proceeds will benefit H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem’s mission to bring nutritious weekend meals to Forsyth County’s children who are at risk for hunger.

Winston-Salem is one of the top cities in the country that has families with hungry children aged 0-4.  H.O.P.E. Winston-Salem assists these families by organizing volunteers to prepare healthy meals on Saturdays and then deliver them on Sundays.  So far, H.O.P.E. has been able to provide over 178,000 meals to hungry children and over 287,000 pounds of produce to their families.

Planning team member Meredith Gay (B.S. Accountancy ’17, MS Accountancy ’18) says of this year’s race, “I wanted to be a part of the Fit for Business 5K because I participated as a runner last year and it was a well-run event, with collaboration between staff and both undergraduate and graduate students. I am most excited about being able to partner with a local Winston-Salem organization and have a real impact like the event has been so fortunate to do in the past!”

This event is open to the public, anyone can participate!

Ready to run? Register here. Student tickets are $20 and all other tickets are $25 until April 1 when the price slightly increases. Just by signing up, you’ll receive a race packet, which includes a commemorative t-shirt, a chance to win giveaways, and the post-race celebration.  More importantly, by just signing up you are making a positive impact on those in our Winston Salem community!

There are also two ways to enter a prize raffle. You can either bring packaging materials such as lunch-sized brown paper bags, plastic wrap, plastic spoons, napkins, etc. for H.O.P.E. or by dressing up for the 5K in business attire or a fun costume.

If you’d like to make a difference without sweating, donations are also accepted. Contact Amanda Horton at for details.

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