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By: Marissa Salvesen on October 16th, 2015

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7th Annual Wesley Village 5k Road Race and Fun Walk: A Race for All Generations!


road-race-eventShelton: Wesley Village is proud to host the 7th annual benefit 5k Road Race on Saturday, October 24, 2015, starting at 9 a.m. Over 400 runners and walkers are expected! The event takes place at the Wesley Village Campus, 580 Long Hill Avenue in Shelton and features a 5k run, 1- mile walk and ½ mile Kids Fun Run. This year’s 5k course will again be a flatter out and back course.

Bring the entire family for a morning of Halloween fun! Participants are invited to join us at the post-race party for entertainment, a brunch with famous egg sandwiches, smoothies, fruit, granola bars, bagels and more. Children’s activities include a bounce house, face painting, a clown and the opportunity to trick-or-treat! Costumes are encouraged! The first 400 5k entrants will receive a free tech shirt and cotton t-shirts will be given to all other event participants. Runners aged 70+ run for free; pre-registration is required. With over ten percent of last year’s race field over 70, the race may have one of the highest percentages of older runners in Connecticut.

Race proceeds benefit the award winning activity program at Wesley Village. The Wesley Village campus provides independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehab, outpatient therapy and fitness services, and skilled nursing care.

The title sponsor for this year’s race is CE Floyd Company, Inc. M&T Bank will be sponsoring the 1-mile Fun Walk and Merit Insurance will be sponsoring the Kids Fun Run. Also supporting this year’s race as major sponsors to date are: Bic Corporation; Murtha Cullina LLP; O’Connor Davies, LLC; Crown Uniform and Linen Service; McKesson Medical-Surgical; Performance Food Service; Serra & DelVecchio Insurance; Aetna; Center for Comprehensive Care; Impact Branding and Design; New England Homecare; Omnicare, Inc.; Alliance Rehab of CT; All Waste, Inc.; EDM Architects & Engineers.

For more information on the Wesley Village Halloween 5K & Fun Walk, please visit jbsports.com or call JB Sports at (203) 481-5933.

Wesley Village is a campus of senior care communities including Crosby Commons Assisted and Independent Living Community, Wesley Heights Assisted and Independent Living Apartments and Cottages, Lifestyle Transitions Memory Care, and Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center. The campus is owned and operated by UMH, a local, mission-based, not- for-profit organization serving all members of the community. To learn more about the continuum of care offered at Wesley Village or the mission of UMH, please visit www.wesleyvillage-ct.org or contact Lisa Bisson at 203-225-5024.

About Marissa Salvesen

My journey into the world of senior living began when I started working for United Methodist Homes in 2010. Starting as an Activities Director at one of our-winning assisted and independent living communities and then transitioning to Marketing and Promotions Manager for UMH, I now work as the Manager of Mission Development, fostering the Mission and Values of our organization. I love sharing stories about the many ways we build meaningful relationships and enrich the lives of those we serve, and am proud to be part of building UMH’s 140-year legacy of caring. Wondering what makes our communities such special places to live and work? Connect with me and find out!

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