Langhorne, PA— Woods Services will hold its third annual Run for Woods on Saturday, May 6, 2017, with Faulkner-Ciocca Dealerships once again serving as the Presenting Sponsor. In September, the Run for Woods was presented with three awards from the Best of Bucks contest sponsored by the Courier Times: Best Fundraiser, Best Outdoor Event and Best Family Event. Last year’s event drew more than 1,000 registrants and raised more than $205,000 for educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities for the more than 675 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are served by Woods Services. Families, friends and the local community are invited to participate alongside more than 200 individuals served by Woods by running, walking, or rolling in the 5K or 1 Mile Fun Walk.
The 5K is a flat and fast route that starts on the Woods campus and takes runners, walkers, and rollers through Langhorne Manor Borough and the Borough of Langhorne, both historic districts listed on the National Register. Participants will enjoy the beautiful tree-lined shaded streets of the Boroughs before returning to Woods for the final mile of the Run. Roads will be secured to ensure the safety of all 5K participants and those participating in the 1 Mile Fun Walk will remain on the Woods campus. An awards ceremony, picnic lunch, entertainment, and Fitness Fair will follow the 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk.
Early registration is available until March 17 for $35/person and standard registration, which begins March 18 and ends April 28, will be $40/person. If space allows, registrations will be accepted the morning of the event for $45/person. All participants ages 13 and up will receive a t-shirt, medal, and an individual online fundraising page with the option to create a fundraising team. Funds raised are used to support education, vocational and recreational opportunities. Discount registration options for kids age 12 and under are available. Please visit www.runforwoods.org for more information and to register.
Woods Services provides educational, residential, health care, clinical and vocational supports and services to more than 675 people of all ages and levels of care with a unique model that drives greater achievement for individuals – and best practices for the industry. Philadelphia schoolteacher Mollie Woods founded Woods Services in 1913 as a progressive residential school for children diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. The organization is located in Langhorne, Pa. For more information, visit Woods’ website at www.woods.org.