The Emilie Hobbs Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk, Little Rosie 1K, and 5K Dog Walk is a special race to honor Emilie Hobbs, a former Peru High School student and an avid runner, who passed away on February 23, 2018 from complications due to ventricular fibrillation while on a training run. Unknown to anyone, and displaying no obvious signs, Emilie had two congenital heart conditions; arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia and hypertrophic septal cardiomyopathy, both progressive congenital heart conditions. Emilie ran competitively from the age of 11, and she had recently graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where she had competed for four years on the Rose-Hulman Cross-Country, Indoor & Outdoor Track Teams. She loved running. It was her passion, and it only seems fitting to hold a race each year in her honor.
The proceeds from this race will be added to the Emilie Hobbs Memorial Fund and a check will be written to the Emilie Hobbs Memorial Scholarship Endowment through the Miami County Community Foundation. This scholarship will be given each year to two Peru High School senior females who are pursuing a STEM degree. Special consideration will be given to those students who are involved in Science Olympiad and/or Science Academic Super Bowl.
Event details and schedule
Race packet pick-up and registration will start at 4:00 P.M. and end at 5:30 P.M. at the Rock Hollow Golf Course Pavilion
The 5K Run, 5K Walk, and 5K Dog Walk will begin at 6:00 P.M. and will follow the path of the front nine of the Rock Hollow Golf Course. The Little Rosie 1K will start at the conclusion of the 5K Run, 5K Walk, and 5K Dog Walk.
Following the race will be refreshments, music, prize drawings, and awards. Please plan on staying and visitiing if you can.
The race path will be mostly paved with a few gravel areas. Strollers should be fine, but if you have a racing stroller, that might be easier to push. It will most likely be hot, so please be sure to hydrate and wear loose-fiting clothing.
Parking is available in the lot beside the pavilion.
The age group divisions for the 5K Run & 5K Walk for women and men will be the following:
0-12, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up
Each participant in the Little Rosie 1K will receive a finisher medal and freezie pop.
Each 5K Dog Walk Participant will receive a cooling bandana and finisher medal. A prize will be awarded to the top male and female doggy finisher, and all doggy participants will be added to the prize drawing.
Online registration will close on 7/8/21 at 11:59 P.M.
Shirts cannot be guaranteed after 7/8/21