Tuesday, July 16, 2013

5th annual 5K planned in Shelton next month

SHELTON - Wesley Village will host the 5th annual benefit 5K Road Race at 9 a.m. Aug. 24.
The 3.1-mile race will begin and end at Wesley Village in the parking lot for Crosby Commons, 580 Long Hill Ave.

Wesley Village provides housing and healthcare to seniors. There is a fun walk that takes place around the campus of Wesley Village. This year marks the first year of a kids fun run (begins at 8:30 a.m.and costs $5 – and includes a bouncy house too).

Awards will be given to the overall first place male and female finishers and the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: Under 13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+.
Delicious post race food will be provided by Wesley Village. Event parking will be at Long Hill Elementary School, 565 Long Hill Ave., across from Wesley Village.

Benefits 'Journey of Dreams Program'
Proceeds from the event will benefit the award-winning programs at Wesley Village, including the “Journey of Dreams Program,” which grants lifelong wishes to the seniors on campus.
A portion of the proceeds will also benefit Spooner House in Shelton, which provides food, shelter and services for those in need in the Naugatuck Valley.

Major sponsors for the race are: M&T Bank, Merit Insurance; O’Connor Davies, LLP; Omnicare; Griffin Hospital Lifeline; Santa Fuel; McKesson; Unitex Textile Rental Services; Brennan Construction; Winter Brothers Waste Systems, CT; Crown Uniform; Murtha Cullina; and Serra & Delvecchio.

Participants who pre-register by Aug.19 will be guaranteed a commemorative T-shirt.
Entrants who are 70 and older run for free, but contact race director prior to event.

Starting Aug. 20 and on race day, registration will be $25, only exact bills or checks will be accepted. Checks are payable to UMH Road Race.
There will be 50 T-shirts available on a first come basis race day Tt-shirts feature a new dri fit design).

Pre-registration is strongly suggested. Computerized timing and results will be provided by Start-Line Race Services.
Race Director is David Primini, 203-225-5020.

For online registration, course map, course records and results from last year, visit  www.wesleyvillage-ct.org

Wesley Village is a campus comprised of Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, Crosby Commons and Wesley Heights assisted and independent living communities, part of United Methodist Homes.

This information is taken from a press release from Mary Ann Bradshaw,  Development & Public Relations Coordinator, United Methodist Homes, Shelton.   

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