2012 Martin Luther King Walk-A-Thon
|2012 Martin Luther King Walk-A-Thon|
|Stratton Center-Bordwell Park |
|1/16/2012 8:30 AM|
|1/16/2012 12:00 PM|
Type of Event
The Riverside African-American Historical Society and the Martin Luther King Visionaries announce the 19th annual Martin Luther King 3k Walk-A-Thon will take place Jan 16.
The Walk-A-Thon is an opportunity for residents of the greater Riverside community to gather in celebration of the life of this great American, Nobel Prize winner and civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The walk will begin at 10 a.m. at Stratton Center-Bordwell Park and proceed to the Riverside City College Digital Library by way of the King Monument in downtown Riverside. There will be a short pause for reflection at the site of King’s statute. The walk will continue on to the library for a program including an awards ceremony and performances by a local band.
Water will be provided along the course and at the final destination. Food will be available for purchase at the library and a free shuttle bus will provide transportation back to Bordwell Park.
This year’s honorary chairpeople are Riverside Mayor Ronald Loveridge, senior pastor of Mt. Rubidoux Seventh-day Adventist Church, Michael B. Kelly II, and vice president student services at Riverside City College, Dr. Ed Bush.
The Walk-A-Thon will be held Jan. 16, the federal holiday which marks Dr. King’s birthday.
The Theme for this year’s walk is “Walking for the Next Generation of Leaders.”
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Riverside. A registration fee of $10 will be required of all participants, adults and children.
The walk will begin promptly at 10 a.m. at the entrance of the Stratton Center.
All registered participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Proceeds from the walk will benefit the Riverside African-American Historical Society and the Martin Luther King Visionaries Foundation.