Rotary 5k 2012
The Rotary Club of Glens Falls
P.O. Box 4702
Queensbury, NY, 12804
December 12, 2011
Rotary Second Annual 5K Race Will Help Two Local Charities in 2012
The Glens Falls Rotary has announced that the proceeds from their 2nd Annual 5K Road Race will be given to the Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center and WAIT House to help support the two local charities. The race will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2012. It will start and end at the SUNY Adirondack campus on Bay Road in Queensbury.
The club decided to make this an annual fundraising event to help support local agencies who may need additional financial support to carry out their work in the community. Each year the Glens Falls club donates thousands of dollars to charitable organizations who may need financial help. "We think we can do more to help and we certainly are seeing the increased need in the past few years", said David Bogue, Public Relations Director for the club. "Last year The 5k was the first time we organized an event like this and it was a huge success. The Open Door Mission was our designated beneficiary last year. We have quite a few experienced runners in our club who also have managed other race events. With the help of our partner and primary sponsor, SUNY Adirondack, we were able to establish an exciting and healthy event for the community that will benefit a lot of people".
Said President Leo Rigby, " We are always monitoring the needs of organizations in our community, and we asked the club membership for suggestions on which agencies needed some additional help. The WAIT House and the Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center are both doing important work for our children and families in the community."
The Rotary 5K, which has been accredited by USA Track and Field, will begin and end at the SUNY Adirondack campus. Race Director Jim Goodspeed emphasized that "It's a relatively flat course winding past the Glen at Hiland Meadows, down Meadowbrook Road to Cronin Road and back up Bay Road to end again at SUNY. It's a great course with great views and is especially accommodating to runners and walkers of all abilities. We had a great turnout last year for a first- time event with some 250 participants. We hoped it could become a very special event in April each year, that would attract lots of people from our community and well beyond. Now that the word is spreading, we look for an even larger turn-out this year." Check-in begins at 8:00 AM and the race begins at 10:00 AM with awards and entertainment to follow. Check-in and post-race activities will be held at the Student Center.
For more information or to register on line or by mail, go to www.glensfallsrotary.org or active.com. Applications may be dropped off at the Glens Falls YMCA on 600 Glen Street or the downtown LARAC office at 7 Lapham Place. The entry fee for the race is $20.00. The club is also seeking individual and corporate sponsors to participate in the event.
The Glens Falls Rotary Club is a community service and business professional organization aiding charitable causes both locally and worldwide.
The club meets every Thursday at noon at the Queensbury Hotel. The club can be reached at P.O. Box 4702, Queensbury, NY, 12804 or online at www.glensfallsrotary.org . Leo Rigby is this year's President, Dr. Shelle Kelz is the Club's Secretary.
Glens Falls Rotary Club