5K walk and run set for Thanksgiving

AMSTERDAM — The third annual Thanksgiving 5K Run and Walk and 1.5K Walk will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Shuttleworth Park, 65 Crescent Ave.

The event will benefit Dr. Tom Catena’s mission work at Mother of Mercy Hospital, Nuba Mountains, Sudan.

To register, mail in a registration form or sign up online at www.runsignup.com/Race/NY/Amsterdam/Thanks4givingRun

Course will be a slightly hilly, out and back course starting at the grandstand, east along Crescent through Tecler School parking lot to Northern Boulevard, north on Northern, left up Freehill/McCaffrey/Shuttleworth Avenues loop, and then back for final leg in the park.

The entry cost $15. The cost is purposely low so registrants can donate $5, $10, $20 or more for the mission efforts using the Donate Now button or sending it in a registration check.

T-shirts are guaranteed for first 300 registrants.

Registration and packet pickup runs from 7 to 8:45 a.m.

The top three male and female receive trophies. The top three in 5-year age group will receive medals.

Results are calculated by Finish Right Timing.

Registration forms are also available at Alpin Haus Fitness Center.

For questions, volunteer, or sponsorships, call Robin Sise at (518) 843-7128 or email [email protected]

By Patricia Older

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