Loess Hills Monster 10-K/5-K Run-Walk – Opinion Tribune, 28 September, 2011

September 30, 2011

Test yourself or just have fun with the challenging, unique Loess Hills “Monster” 10-K/5-K co-promoted by Frontline Church and the Mills County YMCA.  The inaugural run/walk will be held Saturday, October 22nd, starting at the Glenwood square at 9:00am.  The course blends country trails, improved surface paths, and roads through the Lake Park, Glenwood Resource Center, and the state’s newest archaeological preserve which contains the “Monster” hill.

According to Dan Hardcastle from Frontline Church, “the course was specifically chosen to not only be tough and memorable for participants, but also to showcase Glenwood’s beauty.”  Additionally, the event should be a great opportunity to promote throughout the entire Omaha region area businesses and other Mills County tourism offerings.

Proceeds from the event will support Frontline Church’s local mission activities and the YMCA’s Strong Kids program which provides membership scholarships to help families.  Some of the proceeds will also go to support the 4-6th grade science camp and the middle school’s new engineering program.  “In future years, we hope to enjoy greater latitude in our ability to support broader mission efforts, but in this atypical year in Mills County, the vast majority of our earnings will go to help flood victims.  It’s hard to fathom the stress on families affected by the flooding, not just financial, but also their marriages, children, and health.”

People interested in volunteering on race day or becoming a sponsor can contact Dan Hardcastle through frontlineglenwood.com or call (712) 310-6350.  Participants (runners, walkers, groups of 10+, or families) can register for the 10-K or 5-K in person at the YMCA or through Frontline Church’s Facebook page or website, frontlineglenwood.com.  All participants receive a tech shirt with the cool race logo designed by local teen, Jake Sadler, from Joe Designers.