Port Neches hosting Live United 5K on Saturday

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BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals is once again sponsoring the Live United 5K race to benefit the United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County. The Live United 5K is Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, and begins at Port Neches Park at the corner of Merriman and Grigsby.

The 5K Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m., and the Kids 1K  for children 12 and under starts at 8:15 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow the race

This annual family event has raised almost $75,000 for United Way since BASF TOTAL started the race in 2010. Because of the continuing support of BASF TOTAL and other community sponsors, all money raised goes directly to support the work of the United Way and its 20 partnering agencies.

In 2013, more than 355 runners and walkers participated in the event, which raised more than $20,000 in cash contributions and $24,950 of in-kind donations. In 2014, approximately 450 runners are expected to register by race day.

Pre- and post-event celebration activities include Mexican heritage dancers.

To register, visit the United Way office at 7980 Anchor Drive, suite 600, Port Arthur by 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, or come to the race site a few minutes early on race day. The day of registration fee is $25. For more details, visit http://www.unitedwaymsjc.org/lu-5k

BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC is located in Port Arthur and manufactures a range of chemicals used in hundreds of consumer products. BASF TOTAL is a joint venture partnership between BASF Corporation, 60 percent ownership, and Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, 40 percent ownership. For more information about BASF Corporation and Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. visit www.basf.us or www.totalpetrochemicalsusa.com.