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Full Moon Madness Promises an Evening of Howling Fun and Fitness

Primary Media Contact:
Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager
804-594-1530
hwalker@jtcc.edu

Secondary Media Contact:
Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager
804-594-1532
hbusch@jtcc.edu

Released on August 24, 2010

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Put on your running or walking shoes, and get ready for Full Moon Madness on October 23, 2010 – an evening of healthy fun that will help raise scholarships funds for John Tyler Community College students. Presented by the John Tyler Community College Foundation in partnership with Chesterfield County, the evening will feature something for everyone, including a 4-mile run, a one-mile walk, the Howl for Health Festival, music, food and more! Full Moon Madness will be held at the College’s Midlothian Campus, located at 800 Charter Colony Parkway, and will take place from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Starting at 4:00 p.m., the Howl for Health Festival will get underway. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with a variety of health and wellness vendors, take part in health screenings, Ask a Doc for advice, get a foot-shape and stride analysis by Runner Bill’s, shop in the Farmer’s Market, and get some goodies along the healthy trick-or-treat trail. Runners will be given the opportunity to take part in New Balance’s Train N Them program, which gives them a chance to try out a new pair of shoes for the 4-Miler. They also can receive a massage after the race. There will be music by the band Infamous, costume contests, an interactive fun zone, great food, a Sci-fi book exhibit, book signings, and storytelling, as well as Fright Night, which will be filled with haunted houses and spooky productions provided by the College’s theatre students. The Howl for Health Festival is free.

At 5:00 p.m., runners will hit the pavement for the 4 Miler. The run will take competitors on a scenic, winding course along Charter Colony Parkway and through nearby neighborhoods. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female runners, the first place male and female masters, and to the top three finishers in male and female five-year age groups (starting with the 14 and under group).

At 5:15 p.m., walkers, cheered on by Nutzy from the Richmond Flying Squirrels, will take off for the 1-Mile Moonwalk. The course will take participants all around the John Tyler campus, making it a great outing for walkers of all ages.

Those interested in participating in the 4 Miler or the 1-Mile Moonwalk are encouraged to sign up early to take advantage of offered discounts. All proceeds will go toward student scholarships at John Tyler.

Registration Fees

4 Miler Until 10/16 After 10/16
Adult
Military/JTCC Student
Youth (12 & Under)
$20
$12
$12
$30
$20
$20
 
1-Mile Moonwalk Until 10/16 After 10/16
Adult
Military/JTCC Student
Youth (12 & Under)
$10
$5
$5
$15
$8
$8

To find out more about Full Moon Madness or to sign up for the 4 Miler or 1-Mile Moonwalk, go to www.jtcc.edu/fullmoon. Information also will be posted on the College’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/johntylercc. The John Tyler Community College Foundation also may be contacted for information at 804-594-1476 or foundation@jtcc.edu.

The John Tyler Community College Foundation relies on the generosity of the community to continue its work in securing the future of the College, its students, its faculty and its staff. Since most of the College’s graduates live and work in the area, gifts to the Foundation are an investment in the future of the community. Through donations, grants and endowments, the Foundation is able to provide scholarships for students, to fund academic programs and capital projects, to renovate and modernize classrooms and labs, and to encourage the professional development of John Tyler Community College’s faculty and staff. This work ensures the College continues its pledge of providing academic excellence while expanding the services it offers to fulfill escalating workforce requirements.

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 13,690 students during the 2009 – 10 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, seven certificates and 35 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 20,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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