Kristyn Harman Named 2016 Pump & Run Honorary Chair

Mark your calendars for October 2, 2016 and join Lifting Hopes and 10tv’s Kristyn Hartman for the seventh annual Pump & Run event to fight childhood cancer!

Lifting Hopes, an organization committed to raising hopes and funds to support families and children impacted by childhood cancer is excited to announce that Kristyn Hartman of 10tv will be the 2016 Honorary Chair for the seventh annual Lifting Hopes Pump & Run event. This year’s Pump & Run will take place on Sunday, October 2 at New Albany Elementary School. The Pump & Run portion of the event will start at 7 a.m. and the 5k will begin at 9 a.m.

Monday through Friday, you’ll see Kristyn Hartman at the anchor desk at 5, 6 and 11 o’clock on 10tv. Kristyn has called Columbus home for more than three years now and loves to give back to the community through philanthropy and service. Not only has cancer impacted the lives of many people she loves, but it also a cause that is especially close to her heart, as she was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2015.

Participants at the Lifting Hopes Pump & Run event can choose to do a Pump and Run, or a standard 5k. If you are not familiar with a Pump and Run, a participant’s score will be based on a combination of how many times he/she can bench press their weight and their 5K race time. To calculate the score, an athlete will reduce their 5K run time by 30 seconds for each successful lift (maximum 30 reps for a maximum of 15 minute reduction. Participants may also just run or walk in the 5k portion of the event. Prizes are awarded for the top three male and female net times for the Pump and Run and the overall male and female 5K winners.

Registration fees for the 5K event are $25 before Oct. 4 or $30 day of the event. Fees for the Pump and Run are $35 before Oct. 4 and $40 day of the event. Lifting Hopes is all volunteer led and all proceeds go to helping local kids and families battling childhood cancer.

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