The Grand River Technical School FBLA is sponsoring a fitness-based fundraiser for ALS research on Saturday, Oct. 20, starting at 8 a.m.

The "Stadium 2 Stadium 5K Walk/Run" will begin at the Old Jerry Litton Memorial Stadium, 1505 Springhill Street, that morning, and will end at the New Jerry Litton Sports Complex, 2800 Hornet Drive. All proceeds from the 5K will go towards ALS research, in honor of Coach Dave Kinnen. Sign-up must occur by Saturday, Oct. 13 to guarantee a t-shirt from the event.

Individual rates are $15 for adults over 18 years of age, and $10 for students 18 and under. Ten dollars will be added to that total if registration takes place on the day of the race. Small group rate is $75. Large group rate is $150. Checks must be made payable and sent to GRTS-FBLA, 1200 Fair Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601.

Top racers in six age groups (and two group racing categories) will be awarded prizes for their efforts, in both men's and women's. Also, the top two finalists in each age division will be recognized, as will the top groups. The age groups are as follows: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 and over; and small group (4-10 people) and large group (11-20 people). All groups must start and finish the race together.

Water will be provided along the course. Snacks will be available at the finish.

T-shirts range in size from small to XXXL (all sizes above an XL must pay an extra $2).

Anyone seeking additional information should contact Jenny Hughes via her office line, 660-646-3414, or by email, at