For the second year, a unique event will be coming to Elkin this weekend, bringing a 5K and Christian music concert to help aid awareness about and raise funds for much needed clean water in third world countries.
The Foothills 5K WetRun will be held at Elkin Municipal Park, highlighting area trails, downtown and parks, and giving runners some wet relief from the heat of running as water elements along the path will spray and soak them. The end of the course will feature a large inflatable water slide so the runners can end the 5K in style.
Proceeds from the race will benefit CauseLife, which will use the money to build wells to provide clean water in third world countries, according to Crosswhite Fitness, organizers of the event. Owner Ben Crosswhite spent his childhood growing up in Elkin and brought the event to the area last summer for the first time.
Immediately following the race and the presentation of medals, Christian artists Michael Tait with Newsboys and Charles Billingsley will be in concert at the park.
The race will begin at 10 a.m., with registration open until that time. Cost to participate is $25, and participants are welcome to run or walk the 5K.
Registration is open online at foothillswetrun.com, or those participating can register the day of the event.
In an interview prior to last year’s 5K, Crosswhite said, ““This event came about because I felt the need to give back to the community I love and miss. I grew up my entire childhood years in Elkin and love everything about it.”