The Monster Dash 5k Race raised $7,283.89 for United Way Tar River Region. There were 300 participants in the race.

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The Monster Dash 5k Race raised $7,283.89 for United Way Tar River Region. There were 300 participants in the race.

Monster Dash raises more than $7,200

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The first Monster Dash 5k Race, sponsored by Nash County Government and the town of Nashville, yielded great results for United Way Tar River Region.

A check for $7,283.89 was presented to Ginny Mohrbutter, executive director for United Way.

The 5k race was held Oct. 26 in downtown Nashville.

Approximately 300 participants from the local community and across the state joined together for the cause of improving lives through United Way.

“We had an amazing first year. The results can be attributed to months of planning with a superior team.” said Rosemary Dorsey, assistant county manager and Monster Dash Committee chairwoman. “It was truly uplifting to be able to do a little more to help sustain vital community programs.”

“We witnessed a flood of participants who rallied behind our efforts,” said Mohrbutter. “We are ecstatic about next year’s 5k race. As we have seen the needs in our community increase, we have to increase our efforts in advocating for people in need.”

United Way Tar River Region brings together people and resources to build a stronger community by raising over $1.2 million each year, investing donations into impactful, local programs that are targeting pressing needs in our community, in partnership with 22 agencies, more than 40 health and human service programs, more than 500 volunteers and more than 15,000 donors who work to improve quality of life in our local community.