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UC Blue Ash Dash 5K Raises $40K for Scholarships


Nearly 400 people helped local students stay on track in the pursuit of a college degree by taking part in the UC Blue Ash Dash 5K for Scholarships on Saturday, October 20.

The 5K was a chip-timed event that was held on the UC Blue Ash College campus. It raised approximately $40,000, with the proceeds going to scholarships for students at UC Blue Ash.

The 387 people who registered for the event could choose to walk, run or sleep in to support scholarships. The participants who made it out of bed enjoyed a cool fall morning with ideal temperatures for running or enjoying a nice walk. Brian Marshall, of Erlanger, won the overall race with a time of 17:18. In the women’s division, Kayla Justice of Cincinnati won with a time of 21:23. She was joined by her dog on the race route. Among the walkers, Nancy Laub, of Cincinnati, won first with a time of 37:08.Runners starting the race at Blue Ash 5k

See all the results from the race online.

Over the five years that the 5K has been held, it has generated a total of more than $200,000 for student scholarships. Nearly half of the students at UC Blue Ash are the first in their family to attend college and more than 75% work part-time while going to school. The financial support provided through scholarships can often be the key to helping them stay in school and graduate. Last year, the college awarded more than 80 scholarships to qualifying students.

Ohio National Financial Services was once again the premier sponsor of the UC Blue Ash Dash 5K for Scholarships. Other generous sponsors included McCluskey Chevrolet, Q102, Camargo Pharmaceuticals, Modern Office Methods, Applied Behavioral Services and UPS.

Special thanks also goes out to all of the volunteers who assisted and to the City of Blue Ash and the Blue Ash Police Department for closing a portion of Plainfield and Cooper roads that served as part of the 5K route.

Review the photo gallery of the 5k event.

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