Locals participate in area marathons

Running seems to be the sport of choice these days and Wilson County is gearing up for the GO JOHNNY GO “Never Give Up” 5k/10k Run/Walk on Saturday May 14.

The Run/Walk is being held in memory of Johnny Keel. Many will remember Johnny was an active member of the community who valiantly fought his cancer battle for many years. Johnny was also an advocate of exercise and health living, which helped him survive and live with cancer for those many years.

The event will start at 8 a.m. at Sports Village Fitness. Sponsors include Sports Village Fitness, Bates Ford, American National Home Health Inc., HTK Wealth Management, LLC and Wilson Living Magazine.

Proceeds of the event will be used to promote a healthier community and preventing sickness before it happens. Each dollar will stay in our community.

Come for the race and stay for the fun! A Post Race Festival will include music, kid’s slides, games, food, a wellness fair and much more.

Participants can register at www.Active.com (Johnny Keel) or Lebanon/Wilson Chamber of Commerce or Sport Village.

We hope to see all of you there! Until next time, keep reading.