At 8 a.m. May 4, an opportunity to help the community lift Greensburg students closer to their life goals will present itself in the form of a 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile “Fun Run” in and around the grounds of Greensburg Community High School, Greensburg Elementary School and the beautiful walking paths through the surrounding countryside.

Anyone college-bound or those already finished can recall the difficulty in paying for college tuition: a task that is still daunting for most. However, there are local educators and community leaders working together to help area students reach their educational dreams.

Decatur County Memorial Hospital is sponsoring the “Walk the Plank” day of fun and giving on May 4 with all proceeds from the event going to the Greensburg Community Schools Educational Foundation (GCSEF)

The day will consist of two major events: The 5K Run/Walk, and the 1-mile (four laps around the high school track) Fun Run.

The 5K will start at the northeast corner of the high school Fieldhouse and circle the high school track before heading south. Clearly marked signs and volunteers along the way offering water will direct participants around Greensburg Elementary, through the walking paths to Montgomery Road, eventually ending up at the Greensburg High School track for the finish line.

Registration for the 5K begins at 7:15 a.m. with the event starting at 8 a.m.

The cost of pre-registration for the 5K through April 19 is $15 for individuals and $50 for families; those fees increase the day of the event to $25 for individuals and $60 for families.

Registration for the Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. Even though anyone may participate in the Fun Run, it is designed for younger students.

The cost for participation in the Fun Run is $10.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female students and adults, and all children participating will receive a prize commemorating the “Walk the Plank” event.

The GCSEF Board of Directors consists of Rodney King, President; John Sellers, Vice-President; Janice Mangels, Secretary; Tony Owens, Treasurer; Tom Hunter, David Springmeyer and Tammy Williams, ex-officio members; Roberta (Bobbi) Mock, Executive Director; Lori Hunter, Associate Director; and Steve Adam, Nathan Harter and Matt Weber serving as board members. Weber is the “Walk the Plank” event chairman.

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Questions may be directed to Weber at 812-662-5307.