September 27, 2015: McD’s Sock Run to benefit Ronald McDonald House

The inaugural McD’s Sock Run, which will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley & Western PA, will occur beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27  at Federal Plaza East in downtown Youngstown.

Registration for the 5K run/walk and a kids’ fun run opens at 1 p.m. The kids’ run begins at 2:30 p.m. The 5K run/walk begins at 3 p.m. Free parking is available downtown at 201 E. Commerce St.

AC & Kelly from Hot 101 will be broadcasting from the race site that afternoon. Children’s activities will include crafting sun visors, tattoos, plus a Ronald McDonald magic show and meet-and-greet.

The first 300 5K registrants will receive a Dri-Fit shirt and red/white striped “Ronald” socks. All 5K participants will be entered for a chance to win two round-trip Southwest Airline tickets within the continental U.S.

Pre-registration is available on-line at Registrations with fee may be mailed to RMHC of Mahoning Valley & Western PA at 4900 Market St., Boardman, Ohio 44512. The early-registration fee (until Sept. 25) is $20. The race day registration fee is $25. Packet pick-up and late registration is from 1-7 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 550 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman.

Any questions may be directed to the RMHC of Mahoning Valley & Western PA coordinator at 330-502-0112 or

ABOUT RMHC of Mahoning Valley & Western PA – The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley and Western Pennsylvania (RMHC) is to help youth in the Mahoning Valley and western Pennsylvania by assisting with funding to health/educational programs that positively impact youth up to the age of 21 years.

Founded in memory of McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc, RMHC awards grants to organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status whose programs benefit youth in the areas of health and education.  For more information about RMHC and your local chapter, visit  For information on becoming a volunteer or to make a donation, call 330-502-0112.

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