Get Ready For The 5K Thunder Run/Walk

People running in the autumn race

This fall, why not compete in the 5K Thunder Run/Walk event? If you’re a competitive and athletic person, you can choose to run the course. Otherwise, you can walk at a pace comfortable to you. Either way, this is an excellent way to get exercise while doing something for a good cause.

Fun for Everyone

Captain Shane Harper will get things started at the 5K Thunder Run/Walk event. This is the second year of the annual run/walk, with proceeds going to charity. The Glens Falls Civic Center Foundation will host the event.

Where to Go

If you want to compete in the annual 5K Thunder Walk/Run or go to cheer people on, head to the Cool Insuring Arena. That’s located at 1 Civic Center Plaza in Glens Falls, New York. You can also become a sponsor simply by visiting the organization’s website. The race/walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16. The event begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and should end at 11:00 a.m.

The Glens Falls Civic Center Foundation

This non-profit 501(c) 3), formed in 2003, does a lot for the community. Specifically, it contributes to and promotes philanthropies that want to improve the capital. Not only that, but charitable donations help reduce the cost to operate it. Overall, the members of this foundation work hard to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors of northern New York.

Helping to Make Improvements

This year, the charitable proceeds from the 5K Thunder Walk/Run will help improve the Cool Insuring Arena. More than 50 years old, it needs some serious TLC. This is a great opportunity to do something to get improvements made while having fun.

More About the Run/Walk Event

If you’re among the first 100 people to register as a participant, you’ll get a free T-shirt. This isn’t just any shirt, but one that’s long-sleeved and made by Dri-Fit. By visiting the foundation’s website, you can register to run or walk in the event or sign up as a sponsor. There you’ll also find a map showing the route that everyone will take.

You must register by Oct. 15. The cost to participate in the 5K Thunder Run/Walk is only $25. The organizers will pass out refreshments after the event and even host an award ceremony. The awards will go to the top three men and women overall. However, there are also awards broken down according to age groups.

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An Awesome Way to Support a Good Cause

Be sure to mark your calendar for Oct. 16. Your involvement, whether as a runner, walker, or sponsor, will help the foundation succeed in reaching its goal. At the end of the day, you’ll feel good about your decision. To make the event more fun, get some of your friends and family members to run or walk the course with you.

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