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Metroplex Gears Up for 31st Annual Silver Classic 5K Run, 3K Walk

Special to the HHES

KILLEEN – Runners and walkers from across Central Texas will lace up their sneakers for one of the largest and oldest races in the area as Metroplex Health System hosts its annual Silver Classic 5K Run and 3K Walk on Sunday, March 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The race is part of the Cen-Tex Race Series, which offers local runners over a dozen races throughout the year. Last year more than 500 runners and walkers registered for the race, making it one of the largest in the series.

Participants get the blood flowing as they warm up in the parking lot prior to the start of the race.

Participants get the blood flowing as they warm up in the parking lot prior to the start of the race.

Participants of the Silver Classic are chip-timed and placed in gender groups based on age. Trophies are awarded to the male and female Runner/Walker with the best overall time as well as 1st Place Runner/Walker in each category. Medals are awarded to 2nd and 3rd Place Runner/Walker in each category.

The Silver Classic is the primary fundraiser for the Metroplex Wellness department. The Wellness Department is dedicated to promoting health and wellness in the community through free services and educational wellness classes.

“The Silver Classic allows us to provide health services to the community, either free of charge or for a very nominal fee,” said LaToya Ellis, wellness coordinator for Metroplex Health System. “We are extremely thankful to all of our participants and supporters who continue to help make this a successful race each year.  Because of their support, we can increase the number of wellness offerings we provide each year.”

Participants are encouraged to register in advance to receive the reduced registration rate of $20 for general entry and $15 for active duty military and veterans. Those who register early will receive a goody bag, BMI screening, a Silver Classic t-shirt and snacks/refreshments. After Feb. 24, registration is $25 for general entry and $20 for active duty military and veterans. To register, visit www.mplex.org/silverclassic or call 254-519-8200.

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