5K season takes flight

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From strollers to grandparents, all ages are welcome. Plenty of races allow walkers and runners alike to make the festivities enjoyable to anyone. In fact, kids’ races are common too, letting the young kids have fun without being too hardcore.

Emily Chien, Staff Writer

Thousands of runners in the area have been preparing all winter for races across Cincinnati. As the weather warms up, so do they.

“I run in 5Ks and other events all spring. It is the perfect weather to be outside,” freshman, Thea Ferdinand, said.

Events such as Guardian Angels 5K, The Chocolate 5K, Cincinnati Gorilla Run, and Children’s Charity Chase are all preparing for takeoff in the next month.

“I like to do a lot of the ones that my mom and dad are connected to with their work at UC. It can be a nice family bonding activity,” said Ferdinand.

These events raise money for charities and hospitals, funding research and charity cases that fight illnesses or support the community.

“Usually, running supports a certain family or organization that really needs funds. It is a great way to give back to the community and have a lot of fun too,” said Ferdinand.