Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley Road Runners award $24K in scholarships

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A free 5K with a special purpose was held at the Lehigh Parkway in Allentown Wednesday.

The Lehigh Valley Road Runners put on the free races in the summer each year.

After Wednesday's event, the group also awarded $24,000 in scholarships to seven students who applied.

The club says its goal is to get the community moving.

"We are runners, walkers, we're beginners, we're seasoned runners. Anything from a 5K to a marathon, we'd like to get the community out there," said Leslie Billowitch, LVRR. "We do over 20 races, 10 of which are free to the community."


DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links, images, inappropriate language, or memes may be removed by the moderator.  Job listings and similar posts are likely automated SPAM messages from Facebook and are not placed by WFMZ-TV.

This Week's Circulars

Lehigh Valley News

Latest From The Newsroom