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September 19, 2018

Countdown Under Way For Oswego Y Harborfest Run


OSWEGO, NY – Only a few weeks remain before the Oswego YMCA’s 28th annual Harborfest 5k Run/Walk and 10k Run on July 30.

More than 400 participated in the Oswego YMCA’s annual 5k walk/run, 10k run and river’s end bookstore Kids Fun Run at the Oswego YMCA last year. This year’s events will be held July 30.

More than 400 participated in the Oswego YMCA’s annual 5k walk/run, 10k run and river’s end bookstore Kids Fun Run at the Oswego YMCA last year. This year’s events will be held July 30.

The Oswego YMCA is excited to have Oswego Health as the headlining sponsor for this year’s event.

Oswego Health leads the list of local business support for this popular community 5k walk/run and 10k run which includes Eagle Beverage Company, C’s Farm Market, Pemberton Associates, Pinnacle Preschool, the Spine & Joint Specialists at CANI, Port City Chiropractic, the Tobacco Free Network of Oswego County, Price Chopper & the Golub Foundation, Oswego Bagelry and Sandwich Shop, Auyer Race Timing and Zink shirts.

Families and friends are encouraged to celebrate the Harborfest weekend with this annual event.

The routes offer much to see as they wind through scenic Oswego waterfronts, festival venues and the SUNY Oswego campus.

The 10K route takes runners to the SUNY Oswego campus and back, while the 5K route will stay on the west side of the city of Oswego, sharing some of the 10K path.

The river’s end bookstore kids’ fun run will encompass a one city block area and will repeat according to the distance selected by each child.

All events begin at the Oswego YMCA, 265 W. First St.

Proceeds from the event go toward supporting Y programs that educate, rehabilitate and encourage positive health habits for all.

One in nine people living in the Oswego community is a member of the Oswego YMCA.

Last year, the Oswego YMCA provided more than $50,000 in financial assistance to 466 individuals to participate in programs to improve their quality of life through healthy living programs and services.

The 28th Annual 5k Run/Walk and 10k Run event will begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Oswego YMCA’s Armory with the finish at the city of Oswego’s Civic Plaza.

The river’s end bookstore kids’ fun starts at 8 a.m. directly in front of the Oswego YMCA building and offers a ¼ mile, ½ mile and 1 mile route for kids ages 4-12.

“This is the way to add some movement into a weekend of free music, historical events, shopping and eating” said Trish Levine, Health & Wellness Director at the Oswego YMCA.  “It would not be possible without the generous support of all our contribution area businesses.”

There is an entry fee for all events and fees increase on the day of the event.

Online registration is available at lightboxreg.com until 9a.m. on July 27.

The Oswego YMCA will accept in-person registration until 7 p.m. July 29 and on the day of the event from 7 – 7:45 a.m.

Shirts in selected sizes were guaranteed to those who registered before July 1.

Refreshments and awards will take place in the civic plaza following the events.

The YMCA is located at 265 W. First St.

For more information, call the YMCA at 342-6082 or see www.oswegoymca.org.

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