Kappa Delta seeking runners for philanthropy 5K

Emily Crace

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Calling all runners and walkers; start warming up because the 6th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K is right around the corner.

The race, hosted by Kappa Delta sorority, will be held at Masterson Station on Saturday. Packet pick-up begins at 8 a.m. and the race kicks of at 9:30 a.m. Registration is open until the start of the race.

This 3.1-mile race will be a fun run, benefiting KD’s philanthropies, the Girl Scouts of America, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) and The Nest. Kappa Delta ladies will be decked in green from head-to-toe, cheering on participants of the race.

Kappa Delta’s vice president of community service and architecture sophomore Kate Schaefer, who is in charge of the event, has done some extensive planning for the race.

“We partnered with 3 Way Racing in order to get official supplies like bibs and timing, help with setting up the website and everything that goes into the race itself. Once that was taken care of, we looked for sponsors and a facility,” Schaefer said.

Kappa Delta also partnered with the Christian Student Fellowship, who will be providing pancakes at the event. Girl Scouts will also be at the race, selling their famous cookies.  

The Shamrock Shuffle follows Shamrock Week, Kappa Delta’s national week of philanthropy events in March with 80 percent of proceeds going to their local charity, The Nest, and 20 percent going to their national philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America.

“Directing this race has been so eye opening,” Schaefer said. “Being in contact with The Nest and the women and children there is so humbling.”

Ashley Murphy, junior Kappa Delta ISC and Psychology double major, was in charge of the event last year, and said it was “stressful leading up to it … but all worth it.”