Connecting for Children & Families (CCF) today announced the second annual Make Tracks for Kids 5K Race/Walk and Fun Run coming June 2.
Scheduled for Saturday, June 2, at the Bryant University Campus, the Celebrity Chairperson is again Tony Petrarca, Chief Meteorologist at Channel 12 Eyewitness News.
The Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K at 9:30 a.m. All participants are invited to a post-event barbeque. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in each division, and all participants in the Fun Run will receive ribbons.
According to CCF Executive Director Terese Curtin, “Last year many local high school students participated in the race or served as volunteers. We value
their commitment to a healthy lifestyle and their participation; therefore, we are encouraging more students this year with a 50 percent discount on the entry fee. Students from both private and public schools in Rhode Island and out-of-state schools are entitled to the reduced entry fee.”
The course at Bryant is being redesigned this year. Last year parts of the campus were not available for the race because set up was in place for Bryant’s outdoor graduation ceremonies. This year, the entire campus is available for the 5K, but the race will still begin and end at the Stadium as it did last year.
Early registration — up to May 25 — is $20 for adults ($10 for high school students), and $25 the day of the race. Children are $5. T-shirts will be provided to the first 200 applicants. Online registration is available at www.ccfcenter.org or www.spitlerracesystems.com. For more information, call Christina Brandano at CCF, 401-766-3384.
, located at 46 Hope St., Woonsocket, is a community-based organization with a mission to improve the quality of family and community life in Woonsocket. CCF provides a wide range of family supportive programs and services including quality child care, home-based parenting support and education, after-school enrichment, and community safety initiatives. For more information, visit www.ccfcenter.org.