- Published on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:06
- Written by Super User
The Wilmington Family YMCA is pleased to announce the OrthoWilmington 5k Race will be held Saturday, May 17th at 8:00 am at the First Baptist Activity Center, 1939 Independence Blvd. All parking will be at Independence Mall. This race is presented by the Wilmington Family YMCA to benefit the Girls on the Run and STRIDE Program, and is generously sponsored by OrthoWilmington. Top overall winners (Male/Female 1st – 3rd place) will receive a $100 shoe certificate to use at New Balance Wilmington.
Registration is available now at www.sportoften.com keyword: OrthoWilmington 5k. Walkers and runners of all ages are invited to join in this 5k celebration. Strollers also welcome! Volunteer opportunities are also available.
Girls on the Run and STRIDE are 10 week running programs that focus on character development, self-respect and healthy living. The program is available for girls in grades 3rd-8th and boys in grades 3rd – 6th. The Girls on the Run and STRIDE Council of Coastal Carolina consist of 89 teams in 9 counties; New Hanover, Brunswick, Duplin, Pender, Carteret, Craven, Onslow, Sampson and Columbus County. This spring season the YMCA is providing Girls on the Run and STRIDE to about 1,200 boys and girls.
This will be OrthoWilmington’s 7th year partnering with the Wilmington Family YMCA to sponsor the race and this year’s race expects 500 community participants and close to 750 girls and boys. OrthoWilmington continues to be a wonderful community partner and all involved are eagerly anticipating the race. We want to remind community residents of the road closures that will take place during the event. From 6:00am to 9:30am on Saturday, May 17th, Independence Rd will be closed between Oleander and Sterling Place with additional blockades in the Lincoln Forest and Glen Meade Neighborhoods.
Other sponsors for the race include: OrthoWilmington, Harris Teeter, Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Old North Wealth Management, The Pediatric Center, Piedmont Gas, New Balance Wilmington, Dimock, Weinberg and Cherry Coastal Carolina Pediatric Dentistry, Boyles Law Firm, First Citizens Bank, Quality Lighting Solutions.
Race will start at 8:00am. Packet Pick-Up will be at OrthoWilmington’s Shipyard location (3787 Shipyard Blvd.) on Friday, May 16th from 4-6 PM. For more information contact Aileen Sutton at the YMCA at 604-6456.