Last year over 320 participants attended the Wesley Village 5k Road Race and Fun Walk on a beautiful, sunny, Saturday morning on August 24th. Runners and walkers of all levels enjoyed the festivities!
Participants in the race ranged in age from 7 to 87, with 21 runners over the age of 70, including 6 participants in their 80’s. We were also honored to have three generations of runners from one family! It was a very competitive field for both men and woman this year, with our male champion coming from the Shelton High School Track team, Joseph Edlstein. The female champion, Elizabeth Fengler, set a new course record for female participants.
The 1.5 mile Fun Walk consisted of a leisurely stroll through the campus of Wesley Village, with participants ranging in age from infants in strollers and to seniors over 90 years old.
New to this year’s event was a children’s fun run, which included 30 children running one quarter of a mile around the beautifully landscaped pond at Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center. All children received race shirts, finishing ribbons, and an opportunity to sign their name on our “Winners’ Walk of Fame.” A bouncy house, face painting, snow cone machine, and popcorn also enhanced the morning for the kids.
All participants had the opportunity to win various gift cards from local establishments/businesses. The award ceremony was a huge success and featured egg sandwiches, fruit smoothies and lots of smiles!
We are so grateful for the support of over 50 local companies who helped to sponsor the event, with proceeds from the race benefiting Spooner House and the award-winning programs at Wesley Village, including the campus’ “Journey of Dreams” program, which grants lifelong wishes to the seniors on campus. Thank you to all of our partners who helped make this day a success!
2013 Wesley Village 5k Road Race Photos
Here are some memorable moments from the 2013 Wesley Village 5k Road Race:
We are so grateful for the support of more than thirty local companies who help sponsor the event, with proceeds from the race benefiting the award-winning programs at Wesley Village, including the campus’“Journey of Dreams” program, which grants lifelong wishes to the seniors on campus. Previous wishes granted include: broadcasting the weather on WTNH News Channel 8, riding in a hot-air balloon and baking apple pies at the Oronoque Farms Bakery. Upcoming wishes to be fulfilled include: a trip to New York to see the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall and attending an Irish Tenors concert.
Each participant has the opportunity to win various prizes and gift cards. The top three female and male finishers in nine age divisions will receive awards. There will also be prizes for those who have run in the event every year.