EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – The 2nd Annual Performance Physical Therapy Road Race will be held Saturday, October 31. New this year are kids’ races and Halloween activities that are fun for the whole family. Enjoy a fun day of racing and festivities to start your Halloween celebration. Costumes welcome, but certainly not required. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 10 am at Pierce Field in East Providence, Rhode Island.
Team scoring will be available this year. If you’re part of a running club, a school team, or if you want to create a team make sure you enter your team name during the pre-registration process. Top 3 teams with the fastest times will receive a prize. (No day of entries for team competition; you must pre-register by 10/29/2015 to be eligible.)
Cash prizes awarded to the overall top 3 males and females: First place will receive $100; second place will receive $75 and third place will receive $50 cash/merchandise (equivalent to $25) to the top finisher in each age group. Pre-entry cost is $25, up until 11:59pm on October 29. Race day entry is $30. Students in elementary, middle, school and high school will be eligible for an entry fee discount of $10 per entry. For children 10 and under, races are free!
Proceeds of the race will go towards four great Rhode Island non-profits including Friends of Townies, Project Undercover, NE Distance and has partnered with The Ronald McDonald House of Providence, discounting ticket prices for runners who sign up the RMHP Women’s Classic.
Project Undercover collects and distributes items such as diapers, socks and underwear to more than two-dozen community action partnerships and social service agencies throughout the state based on data from the RI Department of Human Services. Partner agencies are then able to provide supplies directly to struggling families in their communities.
The Ronald McDonald House of Providence provides programs that directly improve the health and well-being of hospitalized children and their families. Their programs allow families to spend additional time with a sick child, help ease financial burdens, provide a sense of normalcy and keep families together during times of medical crisis.
NE Distance is a New England based non-profit organization with a unique dual mission to promote health and wellbeing among children while providing support to post-collegiate athletes on a training path to top-level competition.
For more information about the race, please visit performanceptri.com/5k.