4th Annual P.O.P. 5K Walk/Run
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 9am
New this year, Group Pricing. Register 10 or more Adult 5K participants and the registration fee is $20 per person. All participants in the group must be registered at the same time. Discount will be taken at checkout. Adult 5K Only.
Age 17 and under
Age 18 and over
In April 2008, Dr. Mike McGee, Chief of the ER, founded Project Outreach and Prevention (POP) on Violence program after witnessing an increase in teenage violence in the Methodist Emergency Department consisting of blunt trauma, as well, as penetrating (gunshots and stab wounds) trauma. In 2012, he partnered with Dr Reuben Rutland, Chief of Trauma and a fellow member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, to develop a 501c3 Not-for-Profit Organization to further expand the benefits of this program. POP Foundation was created as an outreach effort to target youths in NWI and the Chicagoland Area.
We want to open a relevant dialogue with the community about the long-term effects of impulsive violence and how we can replace these incidents with more examples of positive interaction.
To prevent and alleviate teen violence while inspiring optional career choices and promoting healthy lifestyle choices and positive behavior.
The vision of the P.O.P. Foundation is to provide outreach services, educational seminars, as well as, college and career readiness opportunities. We encourage healthy lifestyle choices by working with active community partners to create a safe, fulfilling and academically enriching environment.
Partnership with Methodist outreach program, marketing dept, Methodist Trauma Team, and Northwest Emergency Associates ER Group to target teens at risk. Trauma designmation status requires prevention outreach initiative programs such as these.
Packet Pickup on race day starting at 7:00-8:00 am.
Race Day registration 7:00-8:00 am.
Awards to the top male and female in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place
Stay after the race for our Youth Talent Showcase and visit our vendor booths.
September 6 12:00 PM EDT - Online Registration Closes - Noon
September 8 7:00 AM EDT - Packet Pickup Race Morning 7:00-8:30am
September 8 7:00 AM EDT - Race Day Registration 7:00-8:30am
September 8 9:00 AM EDT - Race Starts Promptly