Third annual Memorial Run for Los Niños set for Nov. 21

Published 12:53 am Sunday, October 18, 2015

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — Nicaragua Education, Shelter, and Health Fund (NESH) will host the third annual “Dr. Skip” Turner Memorial Run for Los Niños 5K Run/Walk Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 9 a.m. at Barboursville Park. The race will begin at the lake and go out to the soccer fields and back.

Proceeds from the race will go to Nicaragua to fund construction of houses, sponsor medical school and college students, provide uniforms for school age children and host Christmas parties for several hundred needy children in the Vera Cruz area of Managua.

The race is dedicated to the memory of Charles E. “Skip” Turner, M.D., who passed away Oct. 5, 2014. Dr. Turner was a NESH board member who loved the people of Nicaragua and led many medical teams to provide care to children and adults. In particular, his work with the Remar orphanage focused on better nourishment and conditions for the children, resulting in smiling faces and healthy weight gains.

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The event will feature a 5K run/walk, with preregistered participants receiving a long sleeved T-shirt. Handcrafted prizes from Nicaragua will be awarded to the top male and female finisher, as well as unique medals to the top three male and female winners in each age group. In addition, refreshments will be provided.

Preregistration cost is $20 per person ($25 on race day). Children five and under are $5. Group rates are also available. Visit to download an entry form or for a small fee register online. For more information contact NESH President Len Rogers at 304-654-2391.