Running with Ryan 5K run/walk Sunday
Ryan Moravec loved to run, logging more than 20,000 miles in his lifetime.
Moravec, of Rostraver Township, was an elite athlete who had a passion for running. The MVP of the Mid Mon Valley Track Classic his senior year in 2003 at Belle Vernon Area, he had a personal record of 14.37 in the 5K.
Sadly, he lost his life in a May 2012 traffic accident on Route 51 in Perryopolis.
But his legacy lives on.
The second annual Running with Ryan Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run will be held July 6 at the John DiVirgilio Park in Rostraver Township.
The event will again raise money for track scholarships awarded to one male and female Belle Vernon Area student, based on academic and athletic accomplishments.
Amanda Moravec DeMedio believes her brother would be most proud of the beneficiaries of the Running with Ryan 5K.
“He would have been most excited about giving the scholarships to the kids,” Morovec DeMedio said.
Kaitlin Greco and Brian Brazon, 2014 Belle Vernon Area graduates, were awarded scholarships from the inaugural event. That race attracted more than 300 people and this year more than 220 already signed up, Moravec DeMedio said.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers overall in both the run and walk, as well as in each of the following divisions: 14 and under; 15-to-19; 20-to-29; 30-to-39; 40-to-49; 50-to-59; and 60-plus.
The free Kids Fun Run will follow the event with the top three finishers receiving medals and all participants under age 8 who pre-register will receive a prize in a gift bag.
Award presentations, refreshments, drawings and silent auction will be held after the race at the DiVirgilio Pavilion, located near the Rostraver Municipal Complex.
Day-of registrations will be accepted beginning at 7 a.m. with registration and bag pick-ups. Races will get underway at 8 a.m.
T-shirts are guaranteed for those who pre-register and will be available to others in limited sizes and quantities.
The entry-fee for the fundraiser is $20.
Walk-ups are welcome, but interested parties are urged to sign up as soon as possible, accessing the form on Google via “runningwithryan.”
Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Monessen police investigating drive-by shooting
- Body pulled from river in Charleroi
- Charleroi man jailed in teen sex assault case
- Rostraver man arrested on multiple drug charges
- Centenarian: Secret to long life ‘in God’s hands’
- Mon Valley officials complain over PennDOT work schedule
- STEM learning takes root at Cal U Science Olympiad
- Frazier athlete shows teammates value of hard work
- Donora demolishing former Fifth Street School
- Convicted drug dealer faces new narcotics trial
- Monessen man facing trial for resisting arrest