Pillars, a group within the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce oriented towards 20-40 year olds, will hold its Green 5k at Lakewood Park on Saturday, October 18th, at 9am. Though the general mission of Pillars is to make the city of Lakewood more conducive to business development by fostering a vibrant, engaged demographic, it has incorporated environmentalism into its events by supporting community recycling efforts and the H20 (Help to Others) organization, as it will do with the proceeds of the Green 5k.
Money raised from this event will be contributed to H20 to help with recycling efforts in Lakewood Schools. H20 has been encouraging Lakewood students to recycle through many of its programs, including its camps, and is now helping to encourage recycling throughout Lakewood. It is hoped that recycling bins will soon be conveniently available in the schools, as well as in other high traffic areas of the city, so that recycling will be plausible even when at school or out and about.
Entry in the race is $15 and includes an eco-friendly canvas tote. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top two male, female, and team finishers; gift certificates to Second Sole will be given for age group awards.
For more information about Pillars and its programs, or how to join, check out the website at http://www.pillarsoflakewood.com.