MG5K Walk and Run

February 18, 2014

WMGK-FM’s Andre Gardner and the “Best Costume” award winner at the MG5K

WMGK-FM’s Andre Gardner and the “Best Costume” award winner at the MG5K

 

Hundreds of 102.9 WMGK-FM listeners joined the air staff and the Mummers from the Woodland String Band for the first-ever 102.9 WMGK MG5K Walk and Run on Sunday, October 20, at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ. Proceeds from the MG5K benefited The Who’s Teen Cancer America charity, a nonprofit that helps hospitals develop units designed to meet the specific needs of teens with cancer, giving them the best chance of a positive outcome, both physically and emotionally.

 

Registration began at 7:30 a.m. on a beautiful October morning, and the Mummers from the Woodland String Band led participants from the registration area to the starting line while playing the theme from Rocky, “Eye of the Tiger,” and other inspirational songs to get participants ready for their walk or run on Cooper River Park’s beautiful course. Cooper River Park holds a special spot in the hearts of MGK listeners as the previous home of the annual Let Freedom Rock concert.

 

The three MG5K medal winners show off their awards.

The three MG5K medal winners show off their awards.

The MG5K featured music throughout the course, post-race refreshments, cash awards and medals for top finishers as well as for the runner wearing the best classic rock-inspired costume. The race was open to runners and walkers of all ages, and all participants received a rockin’ MG5K T-shirt. The day ended with award presentations and a post-race party featuring the MGK house band, Musician Impossible.