If you are looking for a good reason to get off the couch, Methacton has one. Dust off the sneakers and gym gear, and get to walking for a good cause.
The Education Foundation for the Methacton Community (EFMC) will host the third annual Warrior Cross Country 5K Run and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, Nov. 2 at Methacton High School.
The day’s events are designed to fit those of all ages and skill level.
“Grab your sneakers and join us,” said Janeen Marzewski, coordinator for the EFMC. The event is open to the entire community.
This year, there is an added benefit to doing all that walking, too.
“New this year is a community pancake breakfast,” said Marzewski. “Runners eat for free, and all others will pay $5 for pancakes, sausage and a beverage.”
Marzewski said that the breakfast was added to give those that cannot or do not wish to exercise a chance to give back to the community anyhow.
“Not a runner and just want to start the day with a good breakfast?” asked Marzewski . “Community members are invited to the breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. at the high school. Proceeds will benefit educational enrichment through the EFMC.”
If you need more motivation than pancakes to get moving, there will also be rewards given to the top finishers in the 5K. Awards to top male and female overall and age group winners will be divided by age groups, including:
· 10 and under
· 60 and Over
For more information and an online registration form, click on the link here.
According to Marzewski , The Education Foundation for the Methacton Community (EFMC) is a 501(c)(3) independent public charity dedicated to “encouraging community-wide participation and philanthropy in order to enhance and expand enrichment opportunities for all students in the Methacton School District.” Proceeds from the day’s full events will benefit EFMC and its initiatives.
The cost to participate is just $25 for adults who register prior to Oct. 25. After that date, the cost is $30. For students in the district, the cost is just $15 for the 5K run.
Those participating solely in the one-mile fun run and walk pay just $10, and those ages 6 and under are free. Youngsters can also simply participate in a Fun Dash, which will be free of charge.
Check-in for those registered will begin at 8 a.m. in the high school’s cafeteria, and the run will start at 9 a.m.
For questions or more information, Marzewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.