Y to Host Annual Thanksgiving 5K Run & Walk

November 17, 2011

NEW CASTLE, Pa., Nov 17, 2011 –Before you sit down to enjoy your Thanksgiving family dinner, join the New Castle Community YMCA for its third annual “Run for Your Life” Thanksgiving 5K Run & Walk on Nov. 24. This family-friendly event supports the Y’s Youth Scholarship Fund, helping our neighbors in need by giving them opportunities to learn, grow and thrive.

Director of Wellness, Chrissy Neff, said, “Runners and walkers, along with their families, are invited to participate. Wheelchairs, strollers and pets on leashes are also welcome.”

Organizer Sam Migliano said, “Join us for a morning of fellowship, fitness and fun. The event features a live DJ, refreshments and an awards ceremony after the race. We hope to see at least 300 participants with their families on that morning.”

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the gym. Race packets will be distributed and t-shirts will be available while supplies last. The gym will also be open for participants to warm up before the race.

The race starts at 9 a.m. in front of the YMCA Downtown. The course winds through downtown New Castle and a course map is available at www.ncymca.org. The race entry fee is $20/single and $12/person for families.

An awards ceremony follows the race at 10:15 a.m. in front of the Y. The top male and female overall finishers and the top three finishers in each age group will receive a medal, Neff said.

The event is sponsored by Wish Development, Graziani Construction, Inc., Blackhawk Neff, Castle Hills Golf Course, CAZZCO, Center Stage Academy of Dance, Farragher Chiropractic LLC, Faraone Brothers , Giant Eagle, Joseph’s Market Place, PABCOR, Inc., R.W. Cox Garage Doors, Specialty Orthopedics, Shop ’n Save, Washington Center Physical Therapy, V2 Wine Bar Trattoria, New Castle Regional Ballet, Avalon Nursing, Giordano Construction , Don Joy Bracing, Phoenix Building Cleaning Services and The Hometown Pharmacy.

About the Y

At the Y, we strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We engage 6,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the county’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Rooted in the Lawrence County community for 145 years, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Learn more at www.ncymca.org.