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EAA AIRVENTURE 2015 SELECTS CLARITY CARE OF OSHKOSH TO BENEFIT FROM ANNUAL RUNWAY 5K RUN/WALK
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EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (January 21, 2015) — Oshkosh-based Clarity Care, Inc., will benefit from EAA’s Runway 5K Run/Walk that will be held on Saturday, July 25, during the final weekend of the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 fly-in.
For the past 11 years, EAA has partnered with local agencies for the Runway 5K, an event that not only brings together local fitness enthusiasts with those who attend AirVenture, but also directly benefits local charities. Over the past decade, more than 5,000 people have participated in the Runway 5K.
“The Runway 5K is not only a lot of fun during AirVenture, it shows our visitors how EAA is part of the Oshkosh community throughout the year,” said Kelly Zanders, EAA event coordinator for the race. “AirVenture has long been known as an event where Oshkosh-area residents are introduced to people from around the world, and those people get to know Oshkosh a little better. The Runway 5K does exactly that while also helping the community we call home.”
A team of Clarity Care staff and volunteers will join EAA in planning and coordinating the 5K race. The organizations share the responsibilities of hosting and managing the race. Participants receive daily admission to EAA AirVenture for Saturday, July 25, including the night air show, as well as post-race food and a custom Runway 5K T-shirt. Parking for 5K participants on the AirVenture grounds is free for the day. Participants will have transportation available on EAA AirVenture grounds to and from the race. Registration for the race will open on or about March 1, 2015 at www.airventure.org/run.
“The work we do at Clarity Care is well known in the Oshkosh area and throughout eastern and central Wisconsin, but the ability to tell our story to EAA visitors from around the world is a wonderful opportunity,” said Mary Kummerow Johnson, Director of Marketing and Fund Development at Clarity Care. “We thank EAA for its support and encourage local residents to join us for this unique event on July 25.”
Launched in 1972, Clarity Care Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency dedicated to providing care and services to individuals with acute, chronic or long-term conditions, including those with disabilities and special needs. From in-home care, senior living options, and employment services, Clarity Care provides the services that enable clients to live independent and safe lives in the community.
About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.
EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution images from previous EAA Runway 5K events are available at EAA’s media FTP website:
http://media.eaa.org Username: eaamedia Password: airventure2012 (AirVenture 2015 folder)