East China School District Chili-Heart 5k Coming Soon

The East China Educational Foundation (ECEF) is hosting its 11th annual Chili-Heart 5K run and 2-mile walk this month. 

The goal of the event is to provide an endowment fund through the Community Foundation of St. Clair County, to be utilized for enrichment activities for the students of East China Schools District. Proceeds from the race will support ECEF grants for district teachers and staff.

The race will take place in a hybrid style, either in-person or virtually. Last year’s race was done entirely virtual, so with the success of that, it was decided to bring it back as an option this year. There will be chili and bread/snacks available to keep the runners warm and energized. 

The event begins February 12th, at 9 a.m. Registration is now open, with the cost of $15 for youth 17 and younger, and $25 for those 18 and up. Onsite registration is $30. 

To register online, visit: runsignup.com/race/mi/saintclair/chiliheart5k.

Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell