Seneca Meadows to host 5K Saturday evening

It’s a race for hunger that will benefit the House of Concern.

While the race is slated to be an evening, sunset race, it will benefit the House of Concern, which is partnering with Seneca Meadows, Inc. for this weekend’s annual 5K. The race will kick off at 6:30 pm and will feature a live band with Sarah and Joe Mull, and free beer to adult runners from Wagner Brewing.

The race will be held at the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve. The certified race course will provide a unique, flat experience, which typically draws trail runners from across the state and country. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the overall male and female winners – with medals being presented to first, second, and third place winners of all age categories.

“This is one of my favorite events at our wetlands preserve,” said Marcy Neumire, Manager of Community Relations for Seneca Meadows, sponsor of the event. “Our company is so fortunate to partner with the incredible volunteers and runners who are making a difference in our community.”

This year’s volunteers include: the Seneca Falls Volunteer Fire Department, the Seneca County House of Concern, North Seneca Ambulance and many community members. The race coordinator is Jen Stanton.

About the House of Concern

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.

About the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve

The Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve is a created wetland, funded by the Seneca Meadows Landfill, and features seven miles of trails that wind their way through a diverse ecosystem bursting with wildlife. The trails are open, daily, from dawn to dusk. 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 or visit www.senecameadows.com.

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