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WKCTC hosting two 5K runs in April to benefit worthy causes in community

Paducah, Kentucky (March 7, 2016) - Alpha Epsilon Beta (AEB) and Diagnostic Medial Sonography (DMS) students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are hosting two 5K runs for worthy causes in the community next month.

AEB students, who are members of WKCTCs local chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association, have joined forces with the Paducah Human Rights Commission for the Heroes Race to Fight Child Abuse 5K run on the WKCTC campus. The race, which will honor military and civil service heroes, will be held on the WKCTC campus April 16 beginning at 5 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit Paducah Child Watch Childrens Advocacy Center. No refunds can be given and entries are non-transferable.

Preregistration is $25 by April 1 and includes an event t-shirt. Late or race day registration is $30. A one-mile Youth Fun Run/Walk will immediately follow the 5K run. The youth run/walk is $10 without a t-shirt; $20 with a t-shirt if register by April 1. The WKCTC campus will be closed to traffic from 2:30 6:30 p.m. Race check-in begins at 3 p.m. in the Anderson Technical Building parking lot. No pets, bikes or skates allowed on the campus course.

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The DMS students will host their second annual Superhero 5K Fun Run April 23 in Paducahs Noble Park beginning at 10 a.m.

Participants can run or walk to help raise money for the DMS Class of 2016 examination fees and for the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11, 2001.

Preregistration is $25 before March 18. Late and race day registration is $35. Children 12 and under are $15 per child. The 5K run will be followed immediately by a 1K run/walk. The race will be held rain or shine. Event t-shirts available while supplies last.

Participants are invited to wear their favorite superhero costumes on race day.

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For more information about the Heroes Race to Fight Child Abuse, contact Gary Reese, AEB advisor, at garyl.reese@kctcs.edu, 270-534-3172. For more information about the Superhero Race, contact Miranda Hackney, WKCTC Sonography Club secretary, at mhackney0010@kctcs.edu, 270-534-3487.

WKCTC will offer four summer sessions beginning May 16 through August 5. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu for specific summer class offerings.