Wesley Village will host the fifth annual benefit 5k road race on Saturday, Aug. 24, starting at 9 a.m.
The 3.1 mile race will begin and end at Wesley Village in the parking lot for Crosby Commons at 580 Long Hill Ave., Shelton. 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, which begins at 8:30 and costs $5.
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 to 18, 19 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 to 79 and 80 and up. 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.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the 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, providing food, shelter and services for those in need in the Naugatuck Valley.
Participants who pre-register by Aug. 19 will be guaranteed a commemorative T-shirt. Entries for those 70 and older run for free, but must contact race director prior to event.
Registration will be $25, only exact bills or checks will be accepted, starting Aug. 20 and on race day. Checks are payable to UMH Road Race. There will be 50 T-shirts available on a first come basis race day. Pre-registration is suggested. Computerized timing and results will be provided by Start-Line Race Services and the Race Director is David Primini, 203-225-5020.
For online registration, course map, course records and results from last year, visit wesleyvillage-ct.org.
Major sponsors for the race are M&T Bank, Merit Insurance, O’Connor Davies, Omnicare, Griffin Hospital Lifeline, Santa Fuel, McKesson, Unitex Textile Rental Services, Brennan Construction, Winter Brothers Waste Systems, Crown Uniform, Murtha Cullina and Serra & Delvecchio.