Annual Dash for Diabetes registration now online

The fifth annual Dash for Diabetes 5k Walk/Run event will be held Saturday, June 12.

Coplin Health Systems (CHS) Diabetes Initiative is once again teaming up with the City of Ravenswood to host the fifth annual Dash for Diabetes 5k Walk/Run event. This year’s race will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Ravenswood Riverfront Park. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.

This year’s event is sponsored by Star Plastics, Constellium, Metrobenefits, Jaybrook Insurance, Employee Benefits Services, Jerod Alltop, LMC and Associates, Barton Investigations, Mid Ohio Valley Rural Health Alliance, First Federal Savings & Loan of Ravenswood, WVU Hospitals — Jackson General Hospital and ProForma Marketing.

For the past four years, this annual race pushes for diabetes awareness by encouraging participants and onlookers to practice healthy eating and routine exercise. Throughout the year, CHS hosts several other community events and programs to shed light on the diabetes epidemic and diabetes prevention.

Each year, CHS urges Jackson County and the surrounding area to support this annual event to promote health and wellness throughout the region.

Proceeds from the race will go to CHS Diabetes Initiative and Ravenswood Recreation Youth Program to continue the encouragement of healthy lifestyles within the community. Unlike previous years, registration will be online only at To guarantee your race T-shirt, you have until Friday, May 21, to pre-register. Fees for pre-registration are $20 for participants 18 years and older and $10 for 17 years and younger. After May 21, fees for participants 18 years and older will be $25 and $15 for 17 years and younger; shirts will be limited. The registration deadline is Thursday, June 10. There will be no race day registration this year. For information on sponsoring this event or registration, visit