5k Race For Hunger registration open, race 8/5

The Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve is hosting their second, annual 5K Race for Hunger on August 4, 2012 at 9:00 am at their Black Brook Road site in Seneca Falls. The event is open to runners of all ages, and the registration fee is $15 plus a non-perishable food item. Proceeds will benefit the Seneca County House of Concern. (To register for the event, click here: http://www.senecameadows.com/display.php)Last year’s inaugural race brought more than 120 runners from around the state and across the country, ranging in age from 8 to 60 years old. Participants enjoyed the charming wildflower paths, and found the serene nature of the preserve, with its abundance of butterflies and birds, a welcome change from road races. The event is sponsored by the Seneca Meadows Landfill. Volunteers from the Seneca Falls Volunteer Fire Department, the Seneca County House of Concern, the United Way of Seneca County, and It’s A Wonderful Run will be on hand to ensure a successful event. Kevin Korzeniewski, co-organizer of It’s A Wonderful Run, will be the emcee and volunteer race coordinator for the 5K Race for Hunger. North Seneca Ambulance has agreed to be on standby.“Last year was such an incredible event,” said Seneca Meadows Public Relations Coordinator, Marcy Neumire. “The runners are wonderful people, and it was evident that they genuinely cared about making a difference for those less fortunate.” The House of Concern, a non-profit agency that has been in operation since 1969, services low income families and individuals in Seneca County by providing food, personal items, clothing, furniture, household goods and financial aid. Community fundraisers, such as the 5K Race for Hunger are essential for the successful operation of this charitable organization.Other food banks providing services for Seneca County, include: The Cayuga Seneca Community Action Agency and the Harmony Food Pantry in Waterloo, the Ovid Federated Church, the Interlaken Reform Church, and the Tyre Reformed Church.The Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve is located on the corner of Black Brook Road and King Road in Seneca Falls, one mile south of State Route 318. For more information, call 315-539-5624.

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