We are pleased to announce that Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) has renewed its support for the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center 5K Trail Run, Tot Trot and Sunday Stroll. This partnership represents Kia’s commitment to promote environmental education, while positively impacting the quality of life of its employees that live in the East Alabama/West Georgia region.
The trail run slated to occur on May 17 at 2:30 p.m., will feature a Tot Trot and Sunday Stroll in addition to the main race. “This is a great way for everyone to get involved, regardless of age or fitness level,” says Lolley. “This is a unique race; trail runs have gained in popularity in recent years, and ours offers an exciting experience even for the most seasoned of runners.”
Proceeds from the race support educational programs, operations and maintenance of trails at the Kreher Preserve. Says Lolley, “We are grateful that Kia has once again committed to help raise awareness and funds for the KPNC. Our shared goal is to show off this beautiful property and promote fitness at the same time.”
“We are excited to partner with Auburn University’s Kreher Preserve and Nature Center,” said Randy Jackson, KMMG’s senior vice president of human resources and administration, who was on hand for the presentation. “One of the pillars of KMMG’s corporate social responsibility is giving back to our environment. Through this contribution and the participation from several KMMG team members, we are helping to provide free and open green space and environmental programs for students that will have a positive impact in this region.”
Race date is Sunday, May 17, 2015. Event day registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the race starting at 2:30 p.m., the Sunday Stroll at 3:00 p.m. and the Tot Trot at 3:30 p.m. Participants may register online via the KPNC marketplace. Visit the auburn.edu/preserve for race details and registration.
The Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, a community outreach program of Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, was established in 1993 by a gift of land from Louise Kreher Turner and Frank Allen Turner. The 120-acre property features five miles of hiking trails, amphitheater, pavilion and nature playground. The Kreher Preserve and Nature Center offers ample parking, restrooms and drinking fountains and is open daily to the public at no charge from sunrise to sunset. The preserve is located on 2222 North College Street, just north of the Auburn University Fisheries Complex.
Pictured, presenting the check to Jennifer Lolley and Sharon Tatum of the Auburn University Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, are Randy Jackson, KMMG’s senior vice president of human resources and administration, with KMMG team members Ken Noh, assistant manager – general assembly; Jacob Marrero, specialist – procurement; Kendra Gunn, specialist – general affairs; and James Corless, specialist – maintenance.