Memorial 5K proceeds go toward scholarship

The Josh Teegarden Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be July 15 at Freetown Church of Christ, 7077 N. State Road 135.

Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the race will begin at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $20 per participant before July 1 and $25 after that date. All who register before July 1 will receive a T-shirt.

Proceeds from Run for a Reason will be used for the scholarship fund at Johnson University in memory of Teegarden.

An alumnus of Johnson University, Joshua “Josh” Teegarden was killed July 27, 2004, while serving on the mission field at Christ Camp for the Blind in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. His father, Bill Teegarden, was the senior minister at Freetown Church of Christ at the time.

In memory of Josh Teegarden, organizers are combining two of the things he loved most — running and missions.

Awards will be presented to the top female and male racers in eight categories, along with special awards in two other categories.

Information: Contact Freetown Church of Christ, Barbara Martin or call Bill or Pam Teegarden at 606-748-8456 or email wgteegarden@yahoo.com or sarah.teegarden@gmail.com.