Seniors Running and Walking Festival in Vestal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - (BINGHAMTON) - Over 100 older adults, including many who are over 80 years old, will be celebrated as they cross the finish line on Saturday, September 8th in the Seniors Running and Walking Festival. Open to anyone 55 years or older, this event includes people of all abilities, those who are fast or slow, walk or run, use a cane, a wheelchair, and even those needing someone to push their wheelchair. Some older people will be completing their first-ever 5K or their first race of any kind. Events include 1-mile walk, 1-mile run, 5K walk and 5K run. All events will be held on Saturday, September 8th, 8:30 AM, at the Coal House Café on the Vestal Rail Trail.

This “festival” is a celebration of older adults’ abilities, health and well-being. Afterwards, participants get to enjoy live music and refreshments. At the close of the festival, there will be a special toast celebrating each finisher! All participants will receive a t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Race entry fee is just $10.00.

The Seniors Running and Walking Festival is brought to our community by the generosity of Broome County Office for Aging, Action for Older Persons, Triple Cities Running Club, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and Good Shepherd Communities.

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What: Seniors Running and Walking Festival
When: Saturday, September 8, 8:30 AM
Where: Coal House Café on the Vestal Rail Trail, 204 Stage Rd, Vestal, NY
Who: Anyone 55 years or older

Pictured: Participants in the 2017 Seniors Running & Walking Festival

August 24, 2018 — Matthew Gawors