The Monster Dash will raise funds for the United Way Tar River Region on Oct. 26 in Nashville.

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The Monster Dash will raise funds for the United Way Tar River Region on Oct. 26 in Nashville.

Monster Dash to benefit United Way

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An inaugural Monster Dash foot race and fun run to benefit the United Way Tar River Region is planned for Oct. 26 in downtown Nashville.

Sponsored by the Nash County government and town of Nashville, the Monster Dash will kick off at 8 a.m. at the Claude Mayo Jr. County Administration Building. A team led by Assistant Nash County Manager Rosemary Dorsey, has been meeting for months to plan the event, which will include a 5K race, one-mile fun run, refreshments, prizes and a Halloween costume contest.

“We support United Way and all that the organization does to improve quality of life for our citizens in Nash County,” Dorsey said. “This Monster Dash is a great way we can help raise needed funds for United Way, while also encouraging our local citizens to get involved in a fun and healthy activity.”

The United Way Tar River Region brings people and resources together to build a stronger community by raising over $1.2 million each year, investing donations into local programs that target needs in the community in partnership with 22 agencies, more than 40 health and human service programs, more than 500 volunteers and more than 15,000 donors.

“It’s wonderful to see this event coming together to support United Way,” said Ginny Mohrbutter, executive director of the United Way Tar River Region. “We are so grateful to Nash County government, town of Nashville and all our race sponsors for their support – they exemplify the true ‘Live United’ spirit that we celebrate in our local community.”

Monster Dash fees are $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Fun Run. Participants may register online at http://nashvillemonsterdash.eventbrite.com/. Volunteers also are needed for the event and may sign up by emailing Susan.Yerkes@nashcountync.gov.