Looking for a fun place to run (or walk) a 5K course on Memorial Day? Oxford Parks and Recreation is hosting its fourth-annual Memorial Day 5K Freedom Run on Monday, May 28th at 8 a.m.
The race starts at the 486 Oxford Road, and goes south on Rt 67 to the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center and back to Town Hall. The course has been USATF certified. All net proceeds will go to our own members of the active and veteran military.
Walkers are also welcome to participate in a two-mile fitness walk. The cost to participate in the run or walk is $25 per person if you register in advance. If you prefer to register at the event on the day of the race, the cost will be $30. Veterans and active military personnel may participate for free. Wheelchairs and Baby Joggers are also welcome.
The first 500 registrants will receive a commemorative race T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Due to its overwhelming popularity, the Kids Rock Hopper Fun Run will once again be run. Children ages 5-to-12 will run from the Town Hall to and back for a total of a half-mile.
The Rock Hopper Fun Run registration fee is $10 and the kids will receive fun gifts instead of a T-Shirt. To register: go to fasttracktiming.com and register online. For more info please go to the official race website: 5kfreedomrun.com or you may feel free to call the Oxford Parks and Recreation office at 203-888-2543, Ext 3041. Vets and Active Military personnel must call the Parks and Rec office to register.
Come one, come all! Get a little exercise and support our Veterans on Memorial Day!
After the race, hang around for the always exciting, annual Oxford Memorial Day Parade. What a great way to spend the morning with your family as we honor those who gave so much for our freedom.
- Submitted by Deb Gatto, Oxford Parks and Rec. Director