|Runners pose for a photo after an awards ceremony Oct. 25|
at the Wesley Village Halloween 5K and Fun Walk.
SHELTON >> Over 275 people participated in Wesley Village's 6th annual 5k and Fun Walk Oct. 25 at the senior living campus on Long Hill Avenue.
Thirty of the participants (21 runners, 9 walkers) were over the age of 70, with the oldest runner aged 92. Dozens of Wesley Village residents, staff, volunteers and family members cheered them on.
The 5k run featured a new flatter out and back course sponsored by C.E. Floyd Company, along with a 1-Mile Fun Walk sponsored by M&T Bank and a Kids Run, sponsored by Merit Insurance. The community event was coordinated with the help of JB Sports Event Management and was the 4th largest of 14 running events in the state that weekend.
Race festivities included a costume contest, trick-or-treating, face painting, a bounce house, pumpkin painting, music, food and an awards ceremony. Proceeds from the race benefitted award-winning resident programs at Wesley Village and the Long Hill Elementary School PTA.
Wesley Village would like to thank the Long Hill Elementary School PTA and the many local sponsors and participants who helped to make this year’s race a huge success. For race results, photos and video highlights from the race, visit http://www.umh.org/5k-road-race-2014.
The information above was provided in a press release form Marissa Salvesen, marketing and promotions manager for United Methodist Homes.