Kiwanis Thurston 5K

 16 May
 Thurston Elementary School Parking Lot
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 Kiwanis of Ann Arbor- Morning Edition
Winding through a beautiful Ann Arbor neighborhood near the Thurston Elementary School and Nature Center, the tree-lined route will be a favorite of young and old alike. This 5k is in its first year as a fundraiser, organized and run by Kiwanis and community volunteers, that supports THURSTON ELEMENTARY PTO and THURSTON NATURE CENTER programs. Registration: 8 a.m. 5K Run: 9 a.m. start 1 mile Family Fun Run: 9:20 a.m. start Location: Thurston Elementary Parking Lot 2300 Prairie Street Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 Join us for the Kiwanis-Thurston Run, celebrating 50 years of Thurston pride. The course winds through the picturesque, northeast neighborhood of Orchard Hills and includes a trail through Sugarbush Park and another around Thurston Nature Center. The trails are a favorite of runners and walkers in the area. Kiwanis Ann Arbor Morning Edition and the Thurston Elementary PTO are joining forces to raise money to support PTO student programs and to contribute to the Thurston Nature Center's restoration project. TNC is 50 years old and the biodiversity of the aquatic plant and animal life of the pond has gradually declined over the years. A comprehensive plan is in place to restore the ecological health of Thurston Pond, so it can continue to be used as an outdoor classroom by our schools and community. The event is family-friendly with a 1-Mile Fun Run at 9:20 a.m., as well as a Walking Tour Around the Pond at 10:30 a.m. Event cost: $22/ early bird 5K (through April 25) $27/ regular 5K (after April 25) $10 per person/ Family Fun Run (Children age 4 and under are free.) Short-sleeve, commemorative T-shirts are available for $15. Ordering deadline – April 25, 2015. Website: Facebook: of Ann Arbor Morning Edition Info about Thurston Nature Center restoration:

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