The First Scheduled 5/10 K Run & Walk of 2014 in the Ark-La-Tex
I recently had the opportunity to chat with the indomitable Baylor Boyd about The Philadelphia Center and the upcoming event that the organization is hosting. The Resolution Run is being managed by Sportspectrum, and it will be the first of the many scheduled 5- and 10-K runs that will take place throughout 2014.
Funds raised by this event will benefit The Philadelphia Center, a local organization that provides support services for people who have Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or have contracted the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. The center also strives to prevent the continued spread of HIV through public education regarding potential ways that the virus can be contracted and the best possible ways to avoid transmission. Reminding the public that the virus does not discriminate is equally important to the organization, and the men and women involved work to improve the quality of life for all people affected by HIV/AIDS, regardless of any statistical qualifiers, sexual and gender identities, and expressions, affiliations, financial means, or other non-meritorious basis—The Philadelphia Center works with everyone in our community.
Baylor Boyd, the Vice President of The Philadelphia Center Board of Directors, and the equally enthusiastic Amy Quinn, are co-chairing this race, which is the first of its kind for Shreveport and for the organization that they (and many others) work diligently to promote and support. “All board members played a huge role in helping to organize this event,” Boyd stated. “Without the support of our generous sponsors, this event would not be able to take place.”
The Resolution Run takes place this Saturday, January 4th, 2014. Registration opens at 7:15 AM, and the race will start promptly at 8 AM. Beginning and ending at Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport, the race will take participants through the beautiful and scenic South Highlands neighborhood between Line Avenue and Fairfield Avenue.
Whether you plan to run or walk, this is a great event and—as its name suggests—could be the beginning of a wonderful new resolve for everyone who participates.