5K run planned in North Wales as part of fire company’s anniversary
A 5K run well be held in North Wales in May to benHfiW WKH 1RrWK 3Hnn 9ROunteer Fire Company, according to Christine Hart, the vice president of borough council.
At a recent public meeting, Hart announced the May N8 event as part of the firH FRPSDny’s 125WK DnnLYHrsDry FHOHErDWLRn Ln 2013.
The North Wales ounning Company, located at NNN North Main Street, will sponsor the event.
The business expects to cover the event’s operation and race expenses and SrRYLGH D sLJnLfiFDnW GRnDWLRn WR WKH firH GHSDrWPHnW, according to owner Scott Tantino.
He said he hopes to get one of the store’s vendors involved in the race.
After the meeting, Hart — a PHPEHr RI WKH firH FRPSDny’s planning committee — expressed optimism that the race could become an annual event WR EHnHfiW WKH firH FRPSDny.
“The fire department volunteers work real hard,” Tantino said. “And this is a way to help them out, kick off their celebration and bring people into town.”
The race will follow the same course utilized by a similar event hosted each June by the Tex-Mex Connection, a Mexican resWDurDnW DW 201 (DsW WDOnuW Street, according to Hart.
She said the new race is not meant to detract from Tex-Mex’s event, and that rDFH RIfiFLDOs DrH KRSLnJ sHY- eral runners participate in both events.
lpen registration is expected to begin online in January, according to Hart.
She also said registration packets will be available at Tantino’s shop.
Additional quarterly events WR FRPPHPRrDWH WKH firH FRPpany’s anniversary are in the works, according to Hart.
She said they include a designation of the borough’s RrLJLnDO firH KRusH DnG MDLO Rn East Montgomery Avenue by the North Wales Historic Commission.