Silver Springs, Nevada – Silver Stage Stand Tall is hosting their annual 5K Walk/Run for the community on April 11th at 8 a.m. at the Silver Stage High School. This year, organizers are encouraging runners to dress as their favorite superheroes, and will provide prizes for best costumes.
Registration for groups of 5 provides a real bargain at just $25.00 without purchasing t-shirts, or $50.00 with shirt purchase. That’s just $10.00 a person for lots of fun for a good cause! Individual registration is $20 for adults or $10 for youths ( without t-shirt purchase). All proceeds go toward the annual Stand Tall scholarship fund.
Registration can be completed on the day of the event, or by calling Tammy Sutton for a pre-registration form at 775-301-8543.
Run Followed by “Spring into Health Fair” From 10am-4pm: Afterward, runners are encouraged to stop by the “Spring into Health” fair at the high school. The fair begins at 10am and ends at 4pm. Services offered will include child development and mental health screenings, vaccinations, sports physicals, general exams, HIV tests with instant results, diabetes and nutrition education, blood work by Renown, plus booths featuring opportunities for job skills training, employment, summer internships, and volunteer service. The Fair is sponsored by Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey.
WHAT IS STAND TALL? Stand Tall teams are busy in each high school in Lyon County. These youth leadership teams are part of the nonprofit, Healthy Communities Coalition.
Youths participate in extensive training every year in order to learn about and then design ways to share education about sober and healthy lifestyles with their peers and communities. Teens learn leadership skills such as public speaking, and work with their schools and communities to prevent alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other drug use and to promote good nutrition and fitness.
The teams also take on a number of projects every year to serve their communities, including coat, shoe and food drives. Stand Tall teams help raise funds for their teams by providing face painting and other services at community events. In addition, Stand Tall teams sponsor 4 annual community 5K Walk/Run events (Yerington, Dayton, Silver Springs, and Fernley) to promote fitness and to raise funds for their Stand Tall scholarships.
For more information about the Stand Tall team at Silver Stage High, contact local Stand Tall leader Tammy Sutton at 775-301-8543.
For information about other Stand Tall teams, contact HCC’s regional Stand Tall coordinator, Anji Winebarger, at 775-246-7550.