A successful Marshalltown High School alum is returning to help fund renovations for the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse.
Rick "The Gladiator" Glenn of Milwaukee will return to his hometown and be a special guest at the Roundhouse Renovation 5K/10K & Kids Fun Run at the Marshalltown High School track May 11.
Glenn is a mixed martial arts fighter living and training in Milwaukee. He sports a 13-2-1 record in the 145-pound (featherweight) weight class. He has a 11-match winning streak and is fresh off a victory over previously undefeated Alexandre "Pulga" Pimentel in Atlantic City, March 23.
Glenn will be signing autographs and giving a positive message to youth about striving to be one's best.
Glenn's manager, Shaun White of Whiteout Productions, Marshalltown, is helping coordinate the fundraiser.
"Dr. Ken Hayes of MHS has been a big help in addition to the Marshalltown Health Career Club," said White. "We've signed on a number of local business, including the Sports Page, to make this a successful fundraiser for the Roundhouse. And Rick wanted to help out - it is his way of giving back."
If You Go ...
WHAT: Roundhouse Renovation 5K, 10K and Kids Fun Run
WHEN: Check in at 7 to 8 a.m., 5K/10K at 8 a.m., Fun Run at 9 a.m. May 11
WHERE: Marshalltown High School track
Todd Thimesch, owner of Sports Page stores in Ames and Marshalltown, and a MHS booster, donated 100 T-shirts.
Thimesch said he likes the fundraising approach.
"The races are a creative way to raise money to help renovate the Roundhouse," he said. "Some folks may be more inclined to donate by participating in a run than donating by other means."
An-all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon at MHS is part of the fundraising effort.
Admission is $5.
A raffle and silent auction round out the day.
Special auction items include an autographed gladiator helmet signed by Glenn and modified stock car equipment signed by MHS graduate Ryan "The Reaper" Gustin, a United States Modified Touring Series champion.
Racers may register at the Sports Page, the Marshalltown High School office or at rickglennmma.com
5K/10K runs are $20. Kids Fun Run $10.
Medals, trophies and awards will be given to qualifying racers.
For more information contact White at 641-485-3873.