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Saturday, March 13, 2021

 9:00 a.m.


Join us on March 13, 2021 for the 16th annual Marlene Watt Memorial Fun Run/ Walk. This years' experience will move to a virtual event. Participants will register with P+R and will walk or run 3.1 miles on or before March 13th. All participants will receive a spectacular event medal and entered into a drawing for prizes including the grand prize of $500! There is an added option for purchasing a custom designed t-shirt commemorating the event (payments must be received no later than February 27th) .
The history behind this event Memorial Event stems from Marlene Watt who was an advocate for the youth in our community by serving as the secretary at Carlin Elementary School and frequently giving of her own recourses to families in need.
All proceeds from the Marlene Watt Memorial Event will go towards the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund. Since the inception of the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund many children have been able to attend camp, sports and other great activities who could not have otherwise afforded to do so. The importance of youth recreation can't be over stated. Recreational activities help develop decision-making skills, cooperative behaviors, positive relationships and empowerment. They learn to act fairly, plan proactively, and develop a moral code of behavior. This play also helps enhance their cognitive and motor skills. Participants tend to be more active, accepting, calm, resourceful, attentive and cooperative. Recreation also provides children the chance to learn, consolidate, and practice the skills necessary for life.

Thank you for investing in the youth of our communities