Wesley Village is proud to host the 7th annual benefit 5k Road Race on Saturday, Oct. 24, starting at 9 a.m. Over 400 runners and walkers are expected. The event takes place at the Wesley Village Campus, 580 Long Hill Avenue in Shelton and features a 5k run, 1-mile walk and ½ mile Kids Fun Run. This year’s 5k course will again be a flatter out and back course.
Participants are invited to join the post-race party for 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 will receive a free tech shirt and cotton t-shirts will be given to all other event participants. Runners aged 70+ run for free; pre-registration is required. With over 10% of last year’s race field over 70, the race may have one of the highest percentages of older runners in Connecticut.
Race proceeds benefit the award winning activity program at Wesley Village. The Wesley Village campus provides independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehab, outpatient therapy and fitness services, and skilled nursing care.
The title sponsor for this year’s race is CE Floyd Company, Inc. M&T Bank will be sponsoring the 1-mile Fun Walk and Merit Insurance will be sponsoring the Kids Fun Run. Also supporting this year’s race as major sponsors to date are: Omnicare, Inc.; Alliance Rehab of CT; All Waste, Inc.; EDM Architects & Engineers; Fire Protection Testing, Inc.; Oronoque Pharmacy, Inc.; Digital Media; Lewis Associates; Griffin Hospital Lifeline; The Lancaster Group, LLC; The Views of Long Hill Condominium Association; and Winters Brothers Waste Systems.
For more information on the Wesley Village Halloween 5K & Fun Walk, visit jbsports.com or call JB Sports at (203) 481-5933.