Memorial Day 5K race returns to Waterloo

Are you better than a 6th grader? When it comes to running in a 5K race, that is. This year, Coach K’s former couch potatoes will again participate in the annual Celebrate race through the village.Coach Kevin Korzeniewski formed the Waterloo Middle School running club a year ago as a way to help young people overcome child obesity. Most of the students who practice three times a week are not involved in any other sport. Although sponsorships were offered this year, Coach K decided each runner would raise his own entry fee to participate in the race. “This is a thing we do for ourselves,” Coach K explained.This year, all runners have the opportunity to gather at the VFW for breakfast following the race. Participants can register and purchase tickets for the breakfast on line at www.waterloony.com.The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. sharp on Sunday beginning behind the Main Street School. Registration will be in Lafayette Park. The ccertified NY04023AM course winds through the streets of the historic village. Participants will receive a picture of themselves crossing the finish line and a commemorative T-shirt. With PCR/DAG timing system by Paul Richards, the results will be announced immediately at the end of the race and medals awarded. To register or for more information, contact Jack Sutliffe at 315-539-3889.The 12th annual Celebrate Commemorate event will be held May 27-30 in Waterloo, the Birthplace of Memorial Day. For more information about the events, go to www.waterloony.com. Or follow us on facebook and twitter.The 145th consecutive commemoration of Memorial Day will be on Monday, May 30, with MG (Ret) Dennis Lutz as main speaker. It will include prayer services, and the official Memorial Day parade, at 6 pm coordinated by the American Legion.

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