Akron, Ohio – Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio, Allstate Insurance Company and FirstMerit Bank will be hosting the second annual 5K for JA race on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The race will take place in downtown Hudson at First and Main from 8:00-10:00am with proceeds benefitting local Junior Achievement programs. In addition to the 5k, there will be a one mile fun walk and free kids run. The pre-registration cost is $25 for the 5k and $15 for the walk. Day-of registration fees will increase by $5.

This year’s event will feature free snacks and drinks, face painting, Papa John’s pizza and a raffle prize drawing. Raffle prizes include Ohio State football tickets, Cleveland Browns tickets, RubberDuck baseball tickets, golf for four at Prestwick and Raintree Country Clubs, a $100 Don Basch gift card and more.

Interested runners can pick up their race packets at Vertical Runner, located at 112 North Main in downtown Hudson, on Friday, August 8 from 4:00-7:00pm, or the day of the race from 6:30-7:30am in downtown Hudson.

For more information or to register for the 5K for JA, please go to: www.active.com/hudson-oh/running/races/5k-for-ja-2014