Woods Services will hold its award-winning Run for Woods 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This is the fourth year that the event will be presented by Faulkner-Ciocca Dealerships. Participants will enjoy a post-event steak, chicken and pasta lunch donated by Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Outback Steakhouse. More than 1,100 individuals are expected to participate and raise $200,000 for the 675 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities served by Woods. These children and adults have complex medical, behavioral and emotional challenges that prevent them from living successfully at home and in the community. Woods relies on funds raised at the Run to help provide the appropriate level of support they need to live a fulfilling life.
“We are so excited that our friends at Carrabba’s and Outback Steakhouse in Bensalem will be coming back this year. Their food was amazing last year and we received so many wonderful compliments after the 5K including one runner who wrote, ‘best food ever at a 5K!’” said Hilary Stephens, Vice President of Development for Woods. “Carrabba’s and Outback join the nine Faulkner-Ciocca dealerships making a real difference at Woods. They are corporate leaders from our community who want to learn firsthand about the inspiring lives of the people we serve.”
Last week, the Run for Woods received two special awards from the Bucks Happening List Contest: “Best Outdoor Event” and “Best Fundraiser” in Bucks County. As an organization, Woods was named a finalist in the Best Charity category as well. Members of the community are encouraged to join Woods residents and their families 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, BBQ lunch, entertainment, and Fitness Fair will follow the 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk.
Online registration is open at www.runforwoods.org until May 2. The cost is $45 per person and discount registration options are available for children 12 and under. If space allows, registrations will also be accepted the morning of the event for $50/person. This is a family-friendly event and all participants ages 7 and up will receive a t-shirt, medal, and an individual online fundraising page with the option to create a fundraising team.