Karen Ebert Run has Track Record of Help


More than 150 people participated in the 2013 5K Karen Ebert Memorial Fun Run-Walk. Organizer Paul Ebert hopes to see another great turnout the race set for Aug. 30, 2014.

The race is a longtime tradition of Paul Bunyan Days and was organized by Mr. Ebert and his wife, Karen, for several years. After she lost her battle with breast cancer in 2007, the race was renamed in her honor.

All proceeds from the race go to the Karen Ebert Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is funded mostly through private donations. Mr. Ebert said the race generates around $1,000 each year for the fund. Mr. Ebert said the fund has awarded approximately $20,000 in scholarships, nearly 50 percent came from money generated at this race.

Racers at the start of the 2013 Karen Ebert Memorial Fun Run during Paul Bunyan Days.

Racers at the start of the 2013 Karen Ebert Memorial Fun Run during Paul Bunyan Days.

Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors and to participants of the St. Maries Junior Miss program. A list of those scholarships is available upon request.

Entry forms for the race are available at The Paperhouse, BrickWA.L.L., Big River Designs, the Gazette Record and from Sabrina Powell at Inspiration. Participants in last year’s race will receive a form in the mail.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. the day of the race and the race starts at 9 a.m. Racers begin at the high school gym and travel 1.5 miles down St. Joe River Road before returning to the gym.

The entry fee is $16 for those who register before Aug. 21. There is a $5 late fee for applications received after Aug. 22. Those who enter after Aug. 22 may not receive a T-shirt at the race, but may be mailed a shirt.

Mr. Ebert said people may contact him if they have questions about the race at 582-0385.

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