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Registration open for Moustache Dash 5K

It’s not too late to sign up for the Moustache Dash 5K on Saturday, April 18, in Greenbrier!

April 18 marks the final day for the Mayor’s 107+ Challenge, a free community wellness program designed to encourage people to get motivated, get moving and get fit.

To participate in the challenge, individuals walk, jog, run or roll 107 miles between Jan. 1 and April 18, and log their miles online. Participants are invited to walk the last mile with Greenbrier Mayor Sammy Joe Hartwick on April 18, or participate in the Moustache Dash 5K, also planned for that day.

The Moustache Dash 5K is a timed event in conjunction with the one-mile fun run/walk.

Trophies will be awarded to the overachieving individual and team. A spirit award will also be given.

There will be a beard and moustache contest at 11 a.m., with judging by representatives from the gold level sponsors: My Country Y107, King Graphics, OSP Imaging, 501 LIFE and the Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce. The Red Cross Blood Mobile will be on site and all donors are encouraged to come by and give. A variety of vendors will be providing information and some will event be offering free samples of their services. Kneady Knots Massage will be doing mini-massages and Conway Regional Health System will have an athletic trainer on site. OSP Imaging will have a photo fun booth set up and you can get a free picture as a memento. There will also be door prizes, food, bounce houses, and games for kids.

The challenge and 5K are part of Greenbrier Gets Fit, a free community wellness program, and this is the second year for the mayor’s challenge. Last year, 280 participants registered for the Challenge, with approximately 70 attending the Big Event. The Team Overachiever Award went to the Greenbrier Church of the Nazarene with 36 team members and 2928.3 total miles. The Spirit Award went to Richard Ball who ran the fastest mile and had lost 78 pounds over the previous year. The Individual Overachiever Award was presented to Jimmie Burnette, who had the most miles logged at 375.11.

Participants walked nearly 11,590 miles, which is roughly from Greenbrier to New York City to Los Angeles and back.

"It was so encouraging to hear about all the positive results people were experiencing,” said event center director Shellie O’Quinn. “Some people just need a little motivation and encouragement to start improving their health. Creating a sense of community around an event like this can provide that. Hopefully, participants will find it becomes a way of life, and that is good for everyone!”

According to O’Quinn, many of last year’s participants are already going above and beyond what they did last year, and that was what Mayor Hartwick wanted to accomplish with the challenge this year. “That’s one reason we added the Moustache Dash 5K. We wanted to give people that started walking or running last year the opportunity to accomplish a greater goal, as well as bring people to our wonderful town. The mayor has been behind this challenge from the very beginning and I am very thankful for his support and encouragement."

To register or for more information, visit greenbriergetsfit.com or contact Shellie O’Quinn at 501.679.6362 or greenbriergetsfit@gmail.com. Participants for the 5K can also register at racesonline.com/events/moustachedash5k.

 

Participating vendors and sponsors:

MyCountry Y107
King Graphics
OSP Imaging
Dominos Pizza
CrossPoint Baptist Church
Lov’n Life with Oils
Hippocrates Health
Metabolic Research Center
Conway Regional Health System
Georgio SYNCalas
Kneady Knots Massage
Advocare/Elisha Strick
Red Cross Blood Mobile
Plexus/Jenny Wallace
Faulkner County Sherriff’s Office