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Unity Stampede

Registration is now open for the inaugural Unity Stampede, a unique community event sponsored by Envision Opelika and Southern Union State Community College with a mission of strengthening relationships among citizens of all cultures in our community. 

The Unity Stampede is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Opelika Sportsplex. Proceeds from this 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk/Wheel event will be used to fund Character Education through the Community Foundation of East Alabama, provide scholarships for students to Southern Union State Community College and to promote wellness and healthy lifestyles in the community. 

The one mile fun walk/wheel event will take place at Opelika Sportsplex, and the route for the 5K run/walk will begin at the Sportplex, reach to Southern Union’s campus and then back to the Sportsplex. Registration fee is $25 for the 5K and $16 for the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.  Event t-shirts are guaranteed to those who register by March 13. There is no charge to enter the one mile fun wheel, thanks to the generosity of event sponsors. The main event sponsor for this event is Rehab Works.   Register online at or contact Amy Rogers at