NORTH LIBERTY– Join the community for the Ben Newell Memorial 5K race Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Sugar Bottom Recreation Area, North Liberty. Check-in is at 7 a.m. Race begins at 8 a.m.
Mason City native Ben Newell enjoyed many passions in his life; his dog Jethro, attending country music concerts, Hawkeye football games, volunteering, fishing, boating, and working in the insurance industry. By far, Ben enjoyed playing sports and being active; he was training for his first mini-triathlon last fall.
Ben’s life was cut short at the age of 24, as a result of a brief illness. The Ben Newell Memorial 5K, coordinated by Ben’s friends and family members and sponsored by State Farm Insurance, is a tribute to Ben’s passion for running and sports and his desire to always give.
Early entry fee is $25, due by Oct. 20, and includes a Dri-Fit T-shirt. Entry fee is $30 after Oct. 20.
Register online at secure.getmeregistered.com/BenNewellMemorial5K.
All proceeds will go to the Ben Newell Memorial Fund, which benefits the North Liberty Community Pantry, Iowa City Animal Shelter, and scholarships for youth swim lessons at the Coralville Recreation Center.