The Erie Bar Association and the Erie Runners Club will hold the seventh annual Law Day 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, May 1.

The race benefits both the Bar Association’s Attorney and Kids Together program and the Runners Club’s scholarship program. In the six previous years, over $50,000 has been raised for these two programs.

The race begins in front of the Erie County Courthouse and then heads west on W. 6th St., turning north on Cherry St., then west on W. 5th St., south on Cranberry St., east on W. 6th St., and back to the gazebo in Perry Square. The course is flat, perfect for a fast time, a leisurely walk, or anything in between.

Pre-registration for race is available through April 16. The fee for those who pre-register is $20 for adults and $10 for children under the age of 12. Those who pre-register are guaranteed a long-sleeve T-shirt. Entries will be accepted after the pre-registration deadline up to the day of the race. The fee will still be $20, however there is no guarantee there will be shirts available.

There will be a packet pick-up for pre-registered runners and walkers on Friday, April 30 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Erie County Bar Association Headquarters, 302 W. 9th St. Registrations for the event will also be accepted at that time.

On race day, registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Participants can enter online at the Bar Associ. Web site: or by sending in a race application to Bar Association: 302 W. 9th St., Erie PA 16502-1427. The race begins at 9 a.m. There will be refreshments following the race.

The Attorneys and Kids Together program benefits students living in homeless shelters in several ways, including: development of study rooms in each shelter, complete with necessary furniture/computer/printer; backpacks for any student arriving at a local shelter in need of a backpack; winter coats; school uniforms; mentoring program in which attorneys and sometimes their families pair up with a family in a shelter to participate in fun activities; books for students and senior fund, providing assistance to high school seniors who otherwise could not afford their cap and gown, prom attire, etc.

This year’s race director is Mark W. Richmond. If you have any questions, he can be contacted at 451-6479 (w) or 873-4209 (cell).

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