Prairie Pride organizers put out ‘Community Cup’ challenge for registrations

The teeming Prairie Pride starting line, 2011.
The teeming Prairie Pride starting line, 2011.
Prairie Elementary’s PTA is again hosting the annual Prairie Pride 5K this year — but the event will likely have a bit of a different look.

The organizers have moved away from promoting the event through KC Running Company, and are instead trying to attract more community participants.

The group is putting on a competition to see which local school, church, business or non-profit can enroll the most runners. The winner will earn Prairie’s “Community Cup” trophy. Schools that register runners will get $5 of the every runner’s registration cost back as a donation to their PTA.

To register, visit Prairie5K.com. Registration cost before Sept. 9 is $22. After Sept. 9, it is $25.

The run itself will be Sept. 21 with the one mile fun run/walk starting at 8 a.m. and the 5K starting at 8:30 a.m.

Post-run refreshments will be provided by Liberty Fruit, TCBY, Foo’s Frozen Custard (which is in charge of coffee) and Einstein Brothers, among others.