Mustang Stampede 5K Run/Walk to be held Sept. 29

Staff report
Posted 9/25/18

Ralston Valley High School will again host Lisa Nelson’s Mustang Stampede 5K Memorial Scholarship Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The event will be held at Ralston …

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Mustang Stampede 5K Run/Walk to be held Sept. 29

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Ralston Valley High School will again host Lisa Nelson’s Mustang Stampede 5K Memorial Scholarship Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The event will be held at Ralston Valley High School, 13355 W. 80th Ave. in Arvada. The 5K will offer a scenic route starting and ending at the high school and conclude with a pancake breakfast. There will also be a Family Fun Run (1K).

All proceeds from the 5K will benefit the Lisa Nelson Memorial Scholarship. The Lisa Nelson Memorial Scholarship was established to commemorate the life of Coach Lisa Nelson, a beloved faculty member of Ralston Valley High School. Lisa passed away from cervical cancer in March 2013.

The purpose is to unify the local community in commemoration of Nelson’s life and raise funds for a college scholarship in her name that is specifically targeted to student athletes. Each year a Ralston Valley High School male and female student athlete is awarded a college scholarship in her memory.

Nelson began her career with the Jefferson County Public School District in September 1993 as a bus driver who was finishing her teaching degree at Metro State University.

“Throughout her career as an educator and a coach at Pomona High School, Alameda High School, Moore Middle School and Ralston Valley High School, Nelson made a tremendous difference in the lives of her students,” said Paul Nelson, her husband. “After her passing in March 2013, we established the Lisa Nelson Memorial Scholarship to ensure that her legacy of impacting the lives of kids continued in the form of college scholarships.”

The race will be officially timed by Timing Consortium. Medals will be awarded to both male and female overall and age group winners.

Online registration is available at active.com until September 27. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for under 18. On-site registration will be available the morning of the Race at 8 a.m. for $30 and $15 for students.

For more information about the Lisa Nelson Memorial Scholarship, visit www.lisanelsonmemorialscholarship.org

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