Scale Back Run/Walk celebration on May 2

Published 5:32 pm Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The public is invited to participate in the inaugural “Scale Back Celebration 2K Run/Walk” on Saturday morning, May 2, in Greenville.

The run/walk was originally scheduled for March 14 but was postponed due to weather.

The run, sponsored by Pioneer Electric Cooperative and The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce is being organized to energize those who have worked since the beginning of the year to lose weight and get healthy in the statewide Scale Back Alabama weight loss competition.

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The event is open to anyone who wants to participate.

“There were so many people who wanted to sign up for the contest and couldn’t find a team, so we wanted to do something special for those who didn’t get a chance to take part in the contest as a whole,” said Francine Wasden, Executive Director of The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Teams are also encouraged to sign up.

You can register online at and the day of the event, early registration is encouraged.

The event will be held on the same day as the 2nd Annual Spring Art Show in Confederate Park

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Pioneer Electric in Greenville.

Bike Riders will start the race at 9:30 a.m. and the 2K walk/run will start at 10 a.m. on Herbert Street in front of Pioneer Electric.

The route will start on Herbert Street and go to Commerce Street to the courthouse and back to Herbert Street. There is no entry fee.

“The 2K is a fun event for your family, staff, team and class,” said Angela Greene of Pioneer Electric. “We are promoting a healthy lifestyle and sparking competition. We welcome individual participants, professional and novice runners.”

For more information or if you are interested in setting up a booth or volunteering contact Angela Green at 334-382-4904 or Francine Wasden at 382-3251.