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Changes made to LPGA 5K Run/Walk; Race becomes official 5K

Posted at 11:37 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 11:37:57-05

The underlying reason why people lace up those sneakers for the Meijer LPGA Classic 5K Run and Walk will never change: to put food on pantry shelves. But in addition to this year, one thing that will change is the competitive side to things.

For the first time ever the race will be an official 5K, giving runners the change to use their times to qualify for other USA Track and Field-sanctioned events.

The event is part of tournament week for the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give that brings a full field of 144 of the best women golfers for 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition. Proceeds from the entire week benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that stocks the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest.

The cost is $25 per person for ages 18 and older, and $15 for ages 17 and under. Teams of 5-10 runners will cost $150.

Registration is open at meijerLPGAclassic.com.

The race will start at 8 a.m. on June 15 at Rockford High School.