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14th Annual Port Chester 5K Fun Run/Walk Set for Oct. 6

Prizes for top fundraisers in the event at Lyon Park

Port Chester Park and Recreation Commission's 14th annual Port Chester 5K Fun Run/Walk is set for Oct. 6 at Lyon Park.

The 9:30 a.m. event is a fundraiser for the Port Chester/Rye Brook ARC, and offers prizes donated by the community for the participants who raise the most through pledges of support for the Fun Run/Walk.

The Run/Walk starts and finishes at King Street and Putnam Avenue, with water and refreshments at the finish line. Volunteers are being sought to help out with the Fun Run/Walk, and anyone who can volunteer is asked to call 914-939-2354.

The race is coordinated by Frank Bernabei under the auspices of the Westchester Runners Club. The first 100 entrants in the event get a sleeveless shirt.

Entry Fees:

Register prior to Oct. 6 - $15 Adults, $10 Children (16 and younger)

Late Entry Fees - $20 Adult, $15 Children (16 and younger)

Participants who raise at least $25 get free entry for the event.

There are prizes for the top four money-raisers, including and iPod Shuffle or microwave oven from Tripodi’s Electronics, a NIKKON Digital Camera, a NOOK –Color by Barnes & Noble.

For information on registering for the race, call 914-939-2354, or e-mail hkrakowski@portchesterny.com. Registration forms can be faxed to 914-939-8870.

Pledged funds must be turned in to the Recreation Department, 222 Grace Church Street, Port Chester, NY 10573, by Oct. 6 or on race day between 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. at the Registration Desk. Checks should be made payable to Port Chester Recreation.

The Fun Run/Walk is sponsored by Tripodi's Electronics, TD Bank, Strauss Warehouse, Crystal Rock and Westmore News. The Fun Run/Walk previously was part of the Port Chester Day celebration, but this year was broken out as a separate event.

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