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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wesley Village Halloween 5k & Fun Walk set for Oct. 25 in Shelton

SHELTON >> Over 500 runners and walkers are expected at the 6th annual Wesley Village Halloween 5k & Fun Walk on Saturday, Oct. 25

The event starts at 9 a.m. at the Wesley Village Campus, 580 Long Hill Ave, and features a 5k run, 1-mile walk and ½ mile Kids Fun Run. This year’s 5k course will be a flatter out and back course.

Bring the entire family for a morning of Halloween fun. At the post-race party there will be entertainment, a brunch with famous egg sandwiches, smoothies, fruit granola bars, bagels and more. Children’s activities include a bounce house, face painting, a clown and the opportunity to trick or treat. Costumes are encouraged. 

The first 400 5k entrants receive a free tech shirt. Cotton t-shirts will be given to all other event participants. Runners aged 70+ run for free, pre-registration is required. With over 10 percent of last year’s race field over 70, the race may have one of the highest percentages of older runners in Connecticut.
The race proceeds benefit award-winning programs at the Wesley Village campus, which provides independent living, assisted living, rehab services and skilled nursing care. 
The title sponsor for this year’s race is the CE Floyd Company. The Fun Walk sponsor is M&T Bank. The Kids Fun Run sponsor is Merit Insurance.  Also supporting this year’s race as major sponsors are O’Connor Davies, John J. Brennan Construction, Crown Uniform and Linen Service, McKesson Medical-Surgical and Serra and Del Vecchio Insurance.
For more information on the race, visit jbsports.com or call JB Sports at 203-481-5933.
The information above was provided in a press release from Marissa Salvesen, marketing and promotions manager for United Methodist Homes.

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