The Strides for Scouting 5K/1 Mile Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The one mile walk begins at 8:45 a.m., and the 5k begins at 9 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow after the completion of the 5k. This race is USATF Certified and Sanctioned.
Online pre-registration (until Oct. 17) costs $20. Registration costs $25 on the day of the event. Children under the age of 16 are $10, both in advance and on the day of the event. Registration includes a t-shirt (while supplies last), water and refreshments.
The White Horse District Boy Scouts of America serves more than 2,000 youth in the Camden County. With this event, the group has promised to use the funds raised to support programs that promote physical fitness. With childhood obesity being such an issue, the group has promised to help youth stay, as Scout Oath says, “physically strong.”