CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Carolina For The Kids Foundation will host its fourth annual Kilometers For The Kids race on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at the Old Well on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. The event will feature a onemile Fun Run and 5K.
For the first time ever, KFTK will be part of UNC’s 2015 Family Weekend, thanks to a partnership with the Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs.
“It really means a lot to us that the University as a whole continues to believe in what Carolina For The Kids does,” said Operations Chair Stuart Agnew.
At last year’s race, CFTK announced its biggest project yet – a $2.5 million, off campus clinic for N.C. Children’s Hospital. All proceeds from the 2015 KFTK will go toward this new clinic, which opened in July at an interim location on E. Franklin Street, in addition to CFTK’s ongoing grants.
“This new clinic will create an opportunity to have a cutting edge program that will give families and children with complex medical illnesses and other challenges what they need and deserve,” said Dr. Michael Steiner, division chief for general pediatrics and adolescent medicine at N.C. Children’s Hospital.
The 5K will start at 9 a.m., and the Fun Run will begin at 9:15 a.m. Pre and postrace activities will take place at McCorkle Place, located directly next to the Old Well. There will also be light refreshments following the event. For more information about KFTK, please visit carolinaftk.org/race.