5K run planned in North Wales as part of fire com­pany’s an­niver­sary

North Penn Life - - News - By Bradley Sch­legel bschlegel@jour­nalregis­ter. com

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.

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