Registration Underway for Rector Labor Day 5K

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Registration for the Labor Day 5K, sponsored by the RHS Helping Hands Foundation, has begun.

Pre-registration for 14-year-olds and older received on or before Aug. 21 is $20, with 13-year-olds and under set at $10.

Participants registered on or before Aug. 21, are guaranteed t-shirt sizes. Registrations received after that date will cost $25, and t-shirt sizes are not guaranteed. Race day entries will be accepted.

Participants can pick up registration forms at Rector Drug and Medical Supply, Glen Sain Motors and the Rector Water Department. Online registration forms can be found at

The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, in front of Rector High School. The course will be well marked and volunteers will be placed throughout the course, which will end where it began. Helping Hands board member Shannon Haywood said there are usually over 300 participants in the event. All proceed will go to the RHS Helping Hands Foundation.

Helping Hands was begun in 2006 by Nashville music producer Bill Carter and New York Major General George Baker. Both men are alumni of the RHS class of 1953.

Helping Hands helps the Rector community by helping families with needs they cannot pay for, such as dental expenses and eye exams for students in need. The foundation also gives several scholarships to graduating RHS students every year, and helps students participate in school activities their families could not otherwise afford.

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