5K run/walk and chili cook-off planned by NAMI

NAMI office in Bowling Green.

(Submitted by National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Can you feel the AfterBurn?

It’s getting hot in here! Mark the calendar for Friday, Oct. 5 because the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Wood County will be hosting its AfterBurn, a 5K run/walk followed by a chili cook-off. This event will be held at the Wood County Fairgrounds from 4:30 to 9 p.m.

Registration will open at 4:30 p.m. with the 5K beginning at 6 p.m. Shortly after, the chili cook-off will commence at 6:30 p.m. If running is not something that sounds intriguing, then grab some chili and participate in the free Glow Walk at 8 p.m.

Agency tables and other family friendly activities such as a hay maze, face painting, and crafts will also be open to attendants, free of charge.

Pre-registration for the 5K is $35 and can be done at http://namiwoodcountyafterburn.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=11321. Early registers will also receive a race shirt and a glow stick for the Glow Walk.

Participants can register their chili recipe for $10, and tickets will be sold for tastings at $5 for five tastings.

Parking will be available by the Junior Fair Building, and overflow parking will be in the Poe Road lot.

For more information, call 419-352-0626, email info@namiwoodcounty.org, or visit the Facebook page @namiwoodcounty.