United Counseling Service is pleased to announce that registration for the Go the Distance 5k Run/Walk is open. The 5k will take place on Sunday, June 10th starting at 9 a.m. at 316 Dewey Street in Bennington. Proceeds from Go the Distance supports client wellness programs at UCS.
The day’s events will include a pre-race warm up at 8:30am offered by Andrea Malinowski of Optionz Health & Fitness, followed by a run or walk along a paved 5k course through beautiful Bennington, Vermont. UCS will offer a free Kid’s Fun Run and all kids will receive a medal.
“This is the 8th year UCS has held Go the Distance. This is the first year the race will benefit our newly developed client wellness fund.” said Lorna Mattern, Executive Director of United Counseling Service. “Wellness activities can help individuals focus, overcome obstacles, and fight off illness. Wellness programs are broad and can include physical fitness, seminars, workshops, classes, field trips, artistic endeavors such as trips to museums and a wide array of activities that promote overall well-being for our clients.”
Interested runners can register for the event on www.active.com. Individual’s Pre-registration by June 1st is $20 or $25 after June 1st. A family of four can register for $50 by June 1st or after, registration is $60. Packet pickup available on Saturday, June 9 from 9:00 – 11:00am at UCS, 100 Ledge Hill Drive, Bennington, VT. Registration and packet pickup will also be available from 7:30-8:30am on the day of the race at 316 Dewey Street, Bennington, VT. Ample parking is available at the UCS 100 Ledge Hill Drive location.
You can also register for the Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) World-Record Jump Rope Race. The race will take place at 12:15pm at the Monument Avenue entrance lot at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. The Jump Rope Race is free and open to all participants.
For more information please call Sam Kenyon at 802-442-5401 x313 or email her at SKenyon@ucsvt.org.