BFA fundraiser Sept. 10 adds 10K run

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Brunswick Family Assistance, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families in crisis by providing emergency assistance and services, will host its 13th annual fundraising run on Sept. 10 at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Conference Center in Sunset Beach.

BFA has made a few changes to the run. The event will consist of a 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) run, a 10K walk and a 1-mile fun run rather than a 5-mile run. This change will provide a distance for almost any runner. In addition, the services of 5 Star Race Productions have been secured to manage and direct the run. The BFA 10K/5K will be the first leg of a three-race series that is being coordinated by 5 Star Race Productions.  The second race will be a 15K run Oct. 16 at  Brunswick Forest and the final leg of the race series is the Battleship Half Marathon Nov. 6 in Wilmington. Runners who complete all three series races will receive a prize package.

All participants in the BFA Run will receive a tech T-shirt. Trophies will be awarded to the top three female and male finishers in the 10K and 5K runs and the first- and second- place female- and male-age group finishers will also receive awards. Post-race refreshments will be provided and there will drawings for prizes donated by race sponsors.

The entry fee for the 10K and 5K runs and the 10K walk is $25 until Aug. 12th. The fee increases to $30 after that date. The fee for the 1-mile Fun Run is $15. Participants can register online for the run at www.5starraceproductions.com. Registration forms are also available at 5 Star Race Productions (910) 398-5539 or at the BFA office at 4600-8 Main St. in Shallotte. The phone number is (910) 754-4766.

The start times for the run on Sept. 10 are 7:35 a.m. for the 10K walk, 7:40 a.m. for the 1-mile fun run and 8 a.m. for the 10K & 5K run. There is no makeup date.

Businesses and organizations that want to help sponsor the BFA 10K/5K by contributing for a sponsorship ad on the race shirt can call Ken Papaj at (910) 842-2959. Sponsorship opportunities are $500, $350, $250 or $100 based on the location of the ad/logo on the race shirt. All proceeds of the run benefit BFA and will enable it to continue to provide services and assistance to Brunswick County residents.


The Class Acts Golf Tournament is set for Sept. 24 at the Members Club, St James Plantation. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. The tournament will feature a raffle, mulligans, live and silent auctions, along with a cocktail hour and dinner. Proceeds will benefit the dance team and the aquaculture program at South Brunswick High School. For more information, contact Elizabeth Dorris, dance teacher at (910) 265-6632 or ldorris@bcswan.net, or contact Barry Bey, aquaculture instructor, at (910) 477-0078 or  bey@bcswan.net.