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EAA Runway 5K Raises More Than $14,000 for Clarity Care

  • EAA Runway 5K Raises More Than $14,000 for Clarity Care
    EAA’s Becky Atkinson, Kelly Zanders, Merisue Krenke, Nicole Rayos, and Laura Hunt present a check for Runway 5K proceeds to Clarity Care’s Mary Kummerow Johnson, center.

September 17, 2015 - The annual Runway 5K run/walk during EAA AirVenture 2015 raised more than $14,000 to help a local charitable organization, as EAA donated that amount to Clarity Care of Oshkosh.

The check was presented to Mary Kummerow Johnson, director of marketing and fund development at Clarity Care, at the EAA AirVenture Museum on September 15. The Runway 5K welcomes AirVenture attendees and local residents to enjoy the world’s largest fly-in in a unique way, as the race’s route winds through the thousands of aircraft parked along the flightline at Wittman Regional Airport.

“This was the 11th year of the Runway 5K and this year’s fundraising total is a tribute to EAA members, AirVenture attendees, and local residents who came together for this fun event in EAA’s hometown,” said Kelly Zanders, EAA’s event coordinator for the race. “Most important, the proceeds will directly benefit those in the Oshkosh area who most need the services of Clarity Care.”

The Runway 5K kicked off a full day at AirVenture for all of the nearly 1,000 race participants, who received daily admission to the grounds as part of their registration. The July 25 activities included an afternoon air show that featured modern aircraft and historic World War II aircraft, an evening concert, and a spectacular night air show and fireworks display.

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.

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