Kiwanis Club Of Ooltewah-Collegedale To Host Annual 5K Race April 13

Proceeds to Benefit Chattanooga’s The Speech and Hearing Center

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Kiwanis Club of Ooltewah-Collegedale will host their annual Sounds of Footsteps Run/Walk 5K on Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. to benefit local non-profit, the Speech and Hearing Center. The race is on the aesthetically enriched Collegedale Greenway system and through the Greenbriar Subdivision. 

Proceeds from the 5K Sounds of Footsteps allow the Speech and Hearing Center to continue to provide therapeutic services to children without regard to their parents’ ability to fully afford services. The Speech and Hearing Center serves as Chattanooga’s only nonprofit organization providing audiology/hearing aid and speech pathology services. 

“It is an honor that the Kiwanis Club continues to support our organization,” said Connie Fernandez, president and CEO of the Speech and Hearing Center. “The race continues to serve as a great way for the community to come together and have fun, while supporting our mission to enhance the quality of life through better communication.” 

Day of race registration is at Collegedale City Hall, 4910 Swinyar Dr., beginning at 12:30 p.m.  Online registration is available through Chattanooga Track Club’s site at www.active.com/collegedale-tn/running/races/kiwanis-club-of-collegedale-5k-run-2-00pm-2014.  For more information, contact Race Director, Bob Benge, at 236-2855.


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