TIPP CITY — Lace up your sneakers and get ready to run a new path in the 14th annual 2016 New Path 5K/10K Walk/Run at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30.
Both the 3.1-mile course and the 6.2-mile course are open to runners and walkers — young and old — in addition to their four-legged friends. Child care will also be available for children age 8 and under.
Proceeds from this event are donated to New Path Inc., an organization that aids families in the Miami Valley with food, housing, furniture, health equipment and supplies, clothing and transportation.
“The 5K is a great way for runners and walkers alike to gather to make a difference in our community by creating a bridge for those who need a hand up, not a hand out, in their time of need,” said Sherry Loschi, New Path race coordinator.
“Most 5K’s have a charitable purpose, but the New Path 5K/10K specifically has a tangible purpose that impacts the very core of our community,” said New Path 5K runner Karen Smith.
Last year the New Path Food Pantry served nearly 33,600 people in the Miami Valley. It’s Gateway Café program provided more than 4,300 full-course meals, and the GIVE Medical program offered assistance to more than 1,700 people with short or long-term disability needs by providing medical equipment. This year’s race is set to raise nearly $10,000 for these needs through New Path, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Runners can register online at www.speedy-feet.com by clicking on the races tab and selecting Ginghamsburg New Path 5K/10K. The first 300 participants will receive a free performance shirt with their registration, if they sign up before April 16, and are eligible for some great door prizes including
Runners can pick up their race packages the day prior to the race on Friday, April 29, at Up and Running, 12 S. Market St., Troy, between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Race packages will also be available the day of the race in the Avenue at Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City, where the race will start. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
The New Path 5K and 10K races are timed from start gun to chip finish. The 10K participants will run the route twice. Timing and results provided by Speedy Feet Racing. Awards for each race are presented to the top male/female participants in each age category, which are divided into five-year divisions. The awards ceremony begins at the conclusion of the run/walk. Awards of $100 will go to the first place male and female course record breaker. Awards of $50, $30 and $20 will go to the top male and female finishers. Awards of $20 will go to the top male and female participants over age 40 year.
Pre-register by April 27 to be eligible for door prizes and be able to purchase a shirt.
The New Path is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to love our neighbors by assisting with basic needs, and creating a community that supports stability and fosters transformation. For more information about New Path, visit the newpathserves.org.