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As the world continues the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand the importance of healthy exercise, especially running, walking and the sense of normalcy it may bring you. While we can't host an in-person event this year at Misericordia University for our 12th Annual Pauly Friedman 5K Family Walk/Run, we still want to provide you and your loved ones with the opportunity to participate. Therefore, we are holding our first ever VIRTUAL Pauly Friedman 5K Family Walk/Run! Proceeds will still benefit PA 211 NE/Help Line and we will be back next year at Misericordia University for an in-person event in August, 2021!
Registration: Sign up online from Thursday, May 14th to Wednesday, August 5th at 12 PM.
Registration Fee: $15 per person or $10 per student
Race Dates: Saturday, August 1st at 12:00 AM to Wednesday, August 5th at 10 PM
How It Works: Starting on August 1st at 12:00 AM, run or walk your 5K race at any point before the 10 PM cutoff on Wednesday, August 5th and submit your results to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proof of your race results totaling 3.1 miles must be in the form of a screenshot of GPS data used from running apps such as Garmin, Strava, MapMyRun, etc. You are also permitted to run or walk the race on a treadmill.
*Please adhere to all social distancing guidelines while competing in this event.*
Awards: Medals will be awarded to overall Male and Female runners. Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, with best overall times in eight age categories.
15 & Under
70 & Up
Medals will be awarded for first place overall Male and Female walkers. Medals will also be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place walkers.
Results Link: Virtual Pauly Friedman Live Results
Please note that this is a live results link and will continue to update as results come in. Winners of each age group will be notified on Thursday, August 6th.
Raffle: 15 gift cards to local restaurants will be awarded to 15 individual participants at random! Each gift card will have a value between $15-$25!
About Pauly Friedman: Pauly Friedman was a Board Member at Family Service Association of NEPA (FSA). She served as Board Chair from 1988 through 1990 and organized the first fundraiser for FSA in modern history. Pauly also formed the Friends Committee, the volunteering fundraising arm of FSA. The Walk/Run is in memory of Pauly and her commitment to families. Proceeds raised from this event will benefit PA 211 NE/Help Line, Pauly's favorite program at FSA.
About PA 211 NE/Help Line: PA 211 NE/Help Line is a program run by Family Service Association of NEPA serving 17 counties as an information and referral service and first response point for crisis calls, available 24/7/365. While many calls in recent months have been COVID-19 related, we are also receiving calls for help with utility assistance, food banks, emergency housing, child abuse/neglect, mental health, substance abuse, victim services, aging services and volunteer opportunities. All calls are free and confidential. Last fiscal year, 211/Help Line handled 96,408 callers. To access 211/Help Line, simply dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898211 or visit pa211ne.org.
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