Get ready to run, walk, dance and just have fun.
In addition to the races, the free festival will feature live music, food trucks, local vendors, kids’ activities and more. People are encouraged to enjoy the festivities even if they are not participating in one of the running or walking events. In fact, the new festival layout integrates the 5K and various 1-mile runs with cheer zones for spectators.
Young said the event creates a family-friendly atmosphere that encourages community health and collaboration. Children from the Friends Association will be among those grinning through the Kids Mile event, as they have in past years.
Last year the event raised more than $26,000 for various charities. The list of this years charities can be found online.