BEAVERCREEK — The 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve 5K race took place in Beavercreek Dec. 31.
It was an important fundraiser for the 170-member Beavercreek High School cross country team, which is one of the state’s largest athletic teams. This year Greene Giving and the Rotary Club of Beavercreek donated a combined $1,500 to the event.
The event also featured a 200-meter Kids’ Fun Run for children 6 and younger and a half-mile Fun Run for children 7 -12.
“It has become an annual tradition for families and athletes of all ages and fitness levels, from elite runners, young couples with kids in strollers, and even multi-generational families walking together,” said race director Sean Barrett.
The course wound through the neighborhood near the high school and was lit with floodlights. A highlight this year was neighbors lining the route and cheering the runners on with New Years’ Eve hats and noisemakers.
The night also featured a silent auction with donations from of coupons, gift certificates, gift baskets and sports gear.