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This year’s Elaine Hill “Love A Nurse” 5K will be held Saturday, May 5th, as a kick-off to National Nurses Week.

This annual event provides two $2500 scholarships to local students pursuing a career in nursing.  One award goes to a graduating senior in Washington or Hancock County. The other goes to a non-traditional student (defined as a student over 25 years old) pursuing an undergraduate nursing education. Since 2009, the Women’s Health Resource Library has raised over $40,000 in scholarship money.  Local businesses provide sponsorship dollars, that along with registration fees, provide the award monies. Scholarship applications are available at https://www.whrl.org.  Scholarship application deadline is May 15, 2018.

Registration forms for the 5K can be found online at https://www.whrl.org/5k. Race day registration and check-in will be at the Milbridge Town Marina on Bayview Street beginning at 8:45 AM. Fees are $15 for the 5K and $5 for the Fun Run. The day starts with the 1-Mile Fun Run at 9:30 AM followed by the 5K Walk/Run at 10 AM. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the picturesque coastal course that follow Fickett’s Point Road to Elaine’s former home and back. Race winners will be awarded cash prizes of $100, $50, and $25 for the top three finishers in male and female categories. Ribbons will go to the top three Fun Run winners. The route is a level, tarred surface, comfortable for all ages and accessible for strollers.

Pre-register by April 19 to guarantee your race t-shirt!