LANGHORNE, Pa. (March 31, 2022) – Woods Services in Langhorne, Pa., invites runners, walkers and rollers of all abilities to participate in the 2022 Run for Woods 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run presented by Faulkner-Ciocca Dealerships on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The festivities kick off with an opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m., followed by the 5K at 9:00 a.m., and the 1-Mile Fun Run at 9:10 a.m. The run/walk course winds through the campus of Woods Services, a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and acquired brain injury, and through the Langhorne community. The registration fee is $45 and participants can register at RunForWoods.org.
Woods Services has already raised $211,000 from sponsors in Bucks County and the Greater Philadelphia community and race fundraising teams. Funds will support Woods Services in its mission to provide innovative, comprehensive, and integrated health, education, housing, workforce, behavioral health, and case management services to children and adults in the intellectual and developmental disability, behavioral, child welfare, and brain trauma public health sectors who have complex and intensive medical and behavioral healthcare needs.
This is the 8th annual Run for Woods. Events in 2020 and 2021 were held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual option is available again this year. For those participating in person, either as racers or spectators, masks will be required on the Woods campus and at the start and finish lines. Masks will not be mandatory for racers while on other parts of the course.
“We are immensely grateful to the running community, our sponsors and Bucks County neighbors, and our Woods families and friends for their ongoing support of the Woods Services Run for Woods,” said Tine Hansen-Turton, president and CEO of Woods Services. “Their participation helps Woods Services –a nonprofit, life cycle care management and advocacy organization –provide exceptional educational, vocational and recreational opportunities that enrich lives and increase independence. The event also builds awareness of Woods’ care approach, which addresses the whole person and their changing physical and behavioral health needs throughout their lifetimes.”
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place male and female finishers. With the $45 registration fee, all participants will receive an official race t-shirt, race medal, and post-race snack bag. Participants, community members and businesses are also invited to underwrite participation for a Woods resident and their support staff member with a donation of $90. They are encouraged to share photos and videos with the Woods community and family and friends using #R4W on social media. For more information, visit RunForWoods.org, where you can also view a Run for Woods video.
Woods Services thanks presenting sponsor Faulkner-Ciocca Dealerships, and a long list of 2022 Woods Services Run for Woods sponsors, including:
Gold Sponsors: Ally; Ethos Group; Homestead Smart Health Plans; Johnson, Kendall & Johnson; Parx Casino; TD Bank
Silver Sponsors: Audi of America; Barry & Michelle Sharer; Conner Strong & Buckelew; Experian; Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller; Razor Technology; Synergy Pharmacy Services
Bronze Sponsors: A&K Industrial Corp.; Alice DeVoe & John Szabo; Allies, Inc.; Angelo’s Carpet One Floor & Home; Ardex Labs; CARFAX; Future Scripts; Hyundai; Legacy Treatment Services; M&T Bank; PFMAM; Ricciardi Brothers/Benjamin Moore; Subaru of America; Top to Bottom Home Improvements; Wawa Foundation; Zimmerman Auto Body Supplies Inc.
Friendship Sponsors:Beth and Roger Angrick; Bayada Home Health Care; Bob’s Discount Furniture; Boyle Construction; Brian’s House; Cars.com; Chubb; Cox Automotive; Crown Holdings; Enterprise Rent-a-Car; Fenningham Dempster & Coval, LLP; FRS Advisors; GM Financial; Harvest Moon; La La Lobster; Margolis Edelstein; Ridge Policy Group; Rob’s Automotive & Collision Center; Roscommon International; PRN Consultants; Scoles Systems; Tabor Children’s Services; Weber Gallagher
About Woods Services
Woods Services is a nonprofit, life cycle care management and advocacy organization that, along with six affiliate organizations located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey – Abilities of Northwest NJ, Allies, Inc., Archway Programs, Legacy Treatment Services, Tabor Children’s Services, and Woods Community at Brian’s House – provides innovative, comprehensive, and integrated health, education, housing, workforce, behavioral health, and case management services to more than 20,000 children and adults in the intellectual and developmental disability, behavioral, child welfare, and brain trauma public health sectors who have complex and intensive medical and behavioral healthcare needs. Founded in 1913 by Philadelphia schoolteacher Mollie Woods with two simple goals – to advance quality of life and standard of care for individuals with disabilities – Woods Services continues its mission today by helping children and adults with disabilities or challenges to achieve their highest potential. Among the ways Woods does this is through its population health management strategy, which includes the integration of primary and specialty medical care with behavioral health in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.