Created on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
The Tyler Avila 5K is slated for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the site of the former Lakeview Elementary School, 350 West Lake St., Lakeview, conducted in partnership with the Indian Lake Running Club.
Proceeds from the event will assist Tyler’s family with paying for medical expenses incurred when he was struck by a vehicle while he was running during an Indian Lake High School cross country team practice earlier this school year. The ILHS sophomore was transported by MedFlight helicopter from the scene, and he sustained multiple injuries, including four skull fractures.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the former school. A 1-mile fun run will directly follow the finish of the 5K.
Awards will be given to the top male and female finisher in each age group, and door prizes also will be awarded.
The early registration deadline is Jan. 12. Registration forms are available at Indian Lake High School, Indian Meadows Chiropractic, All Around Accounting, Big Orange Shoe Shop, Hilliker Y and online at www.tyleravila5K.webs.com.