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The third annual New Milford River Run 5K, a New Milford RiverFest event, will take participants along a USATF-certified course (CT18028JHP) following the Housatonic River on Young's Field Road to Boardman Road and back Sept. 30. The course has minimal turns and little elevation change. Come on out and strive for a new personal best while enjoying the beauty and charm of New England on a late fall afternoon (4:30 p.m. start). Walkers are welcome, too. Medals and prizes will be presented on stage at 5:45 p.m. After, grab a bite to eat, listen to live music and enjoy other offerings. iRunCT will provide timing. The Ostomy Foundation is the organizer of the event.
Performance shirts and swag will be given to the first 100 registrants.
Rain or shine.
5K PRICING & DISCOUNTS
$30/person ages 16-59
$25/person ages 60+
$15/person up to age 15
*Discounted pricing is also available for members of eligible running clubs.
Medals designed and crafted in New Milford will be presented to:
Overall top finisher male and female (plus prizes) Top 3 male and female finishers per age category: 13 and under, 14-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 60+
KIDS’ SUPERHERO SPRINT
The Kids' Superhero Sprint will kick off at 4 p.m. and take children 10 and under on a short course that will wind them around part of Young's Field and to the 5K finish line. Medals and prizes will be awarded in several categories and treat bags will be presented. The cost is $5/child.
The sprint will start near the entrance to the playground at Young's Field. Participants should gather there around 3:45 p.m.
BENEFITTING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
The Ostomy Foundation is a New Milford 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that educates, supports, mentors and empowers ostomates, family members, caregivers and others within the ostomy community.
An ostomy is a new opening created surgically in the abdominal wall to reroute the path for waste to exit the body. This can be either permanent, if an organ needs to be removed, or temporary, if an organ needs time to heal.
Reasons for ostomy surgery may be, but are not limited to, cancer, ulcerative colitis (UC), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s Disease, birth defects and many other medical conditions.
Through support networks, speaking engagements, social media and community programs, the organization provides tools that encourage a positive ostomy experience.
The foundation also advocates for client rights and strives to eliminate misconceptions and stereotypes related to ostomies that exist for ostomates and in the public.
The non-profit works with clients of all ages and from all stages of illness. This includes pre-op and immediate post-op care, and those who seek long-term assistance for continuing education and emotional support. The number of ostomates are increasing due to earlier detection and advances in medicine.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE FOUNDATION AT 475-209-2404.
Parking is available in the Railroad Street lot near the railroad station, Patriot's Way (the lot behind the railroad station), behind Roger Sherman Town Hall on Main Street and at other locations in town.
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