C.A.R.R. 5K run to celebrate life of Keith Carr set for June 13
Nearly one year ago, more than 200 friends, family and volunteers came together in Greencastle to celebrate the life of Andrew Keith Carr.
How? By transforming a quiet neighborhood into a colorful 3.1-mile course where participants ran, walked and strolled their way to the finish line dressed in the kind of goofy, outlandish attire that would have put a smile on Keith's face.
Keith passed away in June 2013 while studying abroad in Rome. He was 21, and he would have graduated from Marquette University this May.
The community is hard at work again, planning the second annual Keith C.A.R.R. 5K -- the Camo America Rainbow Run -- and to keep his memory alive and soaring.
The race will be run Saturday, June 13 at 9 a.m., beginning and ending in the Deer Meadow Elementary School parking lot. Registration is $25 ($30 day of) and is open now.
Participants may sign up online at https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Greencastle/CARR5K or visit carr5k.com for details about printable registration forms. You may also register at packet pickup at Deer Meadow on Friday from 3:30-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30-8:30 a.m.
This year's race sponsors include Headley Hardware, Putnam Inn Family Restaurant and Catering, 3 Kings Electric, Smiley's Royal Comfort and Greencastle Pediatric Dentistry.
Not a runner? That's okay. This race is about so much more than who crosses the finish line first. While friendly competition is encouraged, there are incentives for everyone. Along with awards for Best Overall in male, female and children 12 and under, organizers will keep an eye out for the Most Patriotic, Most Camouflaged, Most Colorful and Best Combo outfits.
All profits will go to A Kinetic Change Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded by Keith's sister, Makenzie Carr, in 2014.
AKC Inc.'s mission is to encourage physical activity among people of all ages. Its first project is the development of the Andrew Keith Carr Memorial Basketball Court in Putnam County Sports Park. Donations are welcome and can made at the above web address.