McKendree University Students Hosting 5K Run/Walk in Support of Local Non-Profit

(LEBANON, Ill., March 27, 2023) – Seniors in McKendree University’s sport management program are hosting a Race for Love 5K run/walk on Sunday, April 16 at 8 a.m. The race will begin and end at The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts on campus. There will also be a bounce house for children on the day of the race. Proceeds from the race will benefit Leaps of Love, a non-profit organization in Highland, Ill., that helps families affected by childhood cancer.

Registration is $25 for the public and $15 for McKendree students. Online registration will close at noon on Wednesday, April 12. Interested racers may register in-person at the Hett between 7 and 7:45 a.m. on the day of the race. All entrants will receive a race t-shirt; however, shirts are not guaranteed after March 31. To register, please visit

About Leaps of Love

Established in 2010, Leaps of Love helps families who are dealing with childhood brain tumors, late-effects of childhood cancer and pediatric predisposition syndrome. The emotional strain on the children and their families is equally devastating and can lead to severe bouts of depression and anxiety. The organization strives to engage with families who are struggling or recovering from childhood cancer treatments by offering hope, strength and encouragement through their signature retreats, events and outings.

To learn more, please visit