Contact: Janelle Myers
July 8, 2014
The Westerville Symphony will host the third annual OhioHealth Beethoven 5K Run and Walk at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, at McNamara Park, 7049 Big Walnut Rd., Galena.
Participants will begin the race not to the sound of the starting gun, but the famous opening notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, which will be played at various stations throughout the course. Those who finish the race before the symphony is over (about 32 minutes) will receive a free ticket to a Westerville Symphony performance in the Ron Lykins Masterworks Series.
A new addition to race events this year will be a free warm-up offered by the instructors of Columbus Zumba and Hip-Hop at 7:30 a.m. at the starting line. Announcers from WOSU's Classical 101 team will be at the race to give more information about Beethoven and other great classical works.
A portion of the funds raised from the race benefits the Symphony’s scholarship program for Westerville students attending Otterbein University to study music.
Winners of the 2013 scholarships are Grace Samson of Northside Christian School, who will major in music education, and Margot Marshall-Goetz of Westerville South High School, who will major in music performance with a concentration in bassoon.
Participants can register online in advance at www.premierraces.com or find out more information on www.westervillesymphony.org or by calling 614-899-9000.
The Westerville Symphony’s mission is to inspire, educate, and enrich the lives of diverse audiences in central Ohio through the performance of exceptional symphonic music. Programs include a three-part Masterworks series, a free summer concert series, and the popular Tunes & Tales free program for young children.