Sixth Annual ‘Race Around the Square’
Ardmore Rotary Club is hosting the Sixth Annual Ardmore Rotary Club 5K Race/1 Mile Walk “Race Around the Square “in Suburban Square in Ardmore, Sunday, May 19.
Starting time is 9:30 a.m. for the race, followed by the walk. Last-minute registration will open at 8 a.m. An opening ceremony will take place prior to the start of the race.
Proceeds from the race will support programs for local veterans and Rotary Club projects.
Rotary Club VP Andrea Fanfera is chair of this year’s race and she and her committee have developed an event filled with fun for participants and spectators alike.
A new feature will be a watering station where runners and the public will find large jugs of water where they can fill their own water bottles or use paper cups supplied by the committee.
Winners in the race will receive gift cards and prizes will be presented to the winning walkers. All participants will receive a medal designating their participation in the event.
The race will be over a controlled course within Suburban Square with some streets blocked for the duration of the race. Streets will be re-open by 10:30 a.m.
Major Gold sponsors for the 2019 “Race Around the Square” are Suburban Square, CertaPro Painters, Sherwin Williams, FMS, Nothing Bundt Cake, United Health Care, Classic Memories Photo Booth, and Bruce Productions.
Additional sponsors include: Silver: Ardmore Eye, Ductz, Hayden Printing, Spikes; and Bronze: Gibbel Kraybill and Hess LLP, Rutter Roofing, Neighborly Home Health Care, The Rugart Family, The Blumenthal Family and; Dr. Richard Brower
For pre-registration, go to: ardmorerotary.org.
Ardmore Rotary Club meets Thursdays at noon at Merion Cricket Club on Montgomery Ave. and Station Road in Haverford. The Club is one of 53 Clubs in the Philadelphia area and among 35,000 Clubs worldwide. 1.6 million Rotarians volunteer worldwide in projects addressing a spectrum of human needs. Since 1988, Rotary has led the way in the immunization of 2.5 billion children against polio worldwide. Less than a dozen cases have been reported in the three remaining countries- Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria
.For more information about Ardmore Rotary,, go to ardmore rotary .org.
Submitted by Joan Connor Toenniessen