B'ville Rotary to host fifth annual 5K

Event changes season, venue

— The Baldwinsville Rotary Autumn 5K Run/Walk – Key Way to Community, a.k.a. Rotary Run, will take place Sunday Oct. 16 at Baker High School. This year’s race has been moved to the fall to allow the event to grow and accommodate even more runners than when the race was part of the Rotary Club’s annual Seneca River Days event each summer.

The children’s run, for ages 6 to 12, will start at 10 a.m., followed by the 10:30 a.m. 5K Walk/Run. On-site registration will be available, but advanced registration is encouraged. To participate, it will be $20 for adults and $10 for children, with adult registration at $25 the day of the race. There will be three legs of the course to make for interesting terrain and a fun experience for both walkers and runners. Souvenir shirts and after-race snacks will be available while supplies last.

Fundraisers like this race are a vital part of being able to give back to the community. In 2010, the Rotary Club of Baldwinsville made contributions to support Baldwinsville groups like the little league and wrestling clubs, food pantry and Christmas bureau, fire department and more. They also gave out three scholarships to local students, sent two students to a weekend-long leadership skills camp hosted by the Rotary Youth Leadership Association and provided dictionaries to every third grade student in Baldwinsville schools.

The Rotary Club of Baldwinsville meets Wednesdays at the First United Methodist Church of Baldwinsville on Charlotte Street. The first Wednesday of the month is a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. and the rest of the month is lunch at 12:15 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary is invited to attend or find us on Facebook.

Lizzy Flinn-Brown is the Baldwinsville Rotary Club’s public relations chairperson.

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