Since its inception in 2015, the Abe Weinrib 5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash has grown to attract hundreds of people who participate, according to the event's organizers.

They will again travel to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave., for this year's event, set Aug. 19.

The run/walk has expanded into a daylong festival that will include live music and various activities for all ages.

"The pool and obstacle course will be open all day," said Mike Levison, JCC spokesman. "It will be a member-appreciation day."

The event remembers longtime JCC member Abram "Abe" Weinrib, a Holocaust survivor who died Jan. 4, 2015, at the age of 102. Weinrib visited the JCC in order to stay fit into his 90s and was a frequent walker at the JCC's Diamond Family Fitness Center, Levison said.

The registration page for the 5K held in Weinrib's memory states "his presence is still felt throughout the center, where his youthful spirit lives on."

The Abe Weinrib 5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash will begin at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 19. The race will take place on the Alum Creek Trail adjacent to the JCC. All 5K participants will have access to the day of events, including the JCC Swimtacular in the pool from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration is $25 for adults entering the run/walk and $10 for the Kids Dash.

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