The LECOM 5K returned with a new brand this year.  They call it the Ice Cream run, thanks to the refreshments from Brewster's Ice Cream.

It's the 5th year for the scholarship run in Millcreek.  This year over 450 registrants signed up to take part in the 5K Run and 1 Mile Wellness Walk.  That up by about 200 runners over last year.

While the run is fun and competitive, LECOM organizes the event for two main reasons.  Sales Lead Tricia Louis said, "We are promoting fitness in the Erie community and encouraging people to get active and to live healthy lifestyles. In addition all proceeds that come out of this race do benefit the LECOM Student Scholarship fund, and that's a fund that provides financial scholarships for students attending LECOM."