The New KMT organization hosted the LouisianaFitness5k run on the Grambling State campus on Saturday April 16. Brodderick Tucker is the chief executive of New KMT as well as the event organizer.
The event will benefit the American Diabetes Association, so to fund the research ‘to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.’ The run started at 9 o’clock in the morning.
The run course started on Founder Avenue and continued to Main Street. The runners then made a left at the intersection of the police station and the St. Benedict Catholic church, taking Central Avenue toward Stadium View apartments.
After passing the Grambling High School, Foster Johnson health center, the intramural center and the apartment buildings the runners would make a left on to Stadium Drive. They passed the track and football field, the local fire station and the community credit union to the end of the road, then making a left on to College Ave.
The runners then made a left turn on Ballock Street and started back to the intersection of Central Avenue and R.W.E. Jones Street, passing the Tiger village. Finally, the runners made a left back on to main street and finished at Founder Street.
Medals were distributed to participants for running for a cause. The 50 participants ranged from south Arkansas, Grambling’s ROTC program, members of the track and tennis team, seasoned runners, fitness conscious individuals and students from Ruston High School.
Tucker plans to hold the event again for next year.