Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Allegany Arc To Hold Fifth Annual Community 5K Run/Walk

Photo: Racers line-up and anticipate the start of Allegany Arc’s 2015 Community 5k Run/Walk

Allegany Arc is holding their Fifth Annual Community 5K Run/Walk in Honor of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 21, 2016. There is a Kids Fun Run planned that will begin at 9:00 a.m. and runners/walkers will begin at 9:30 a.m. The starting point is Allegany Arc’s Shine Facility at 240 O’Connor Street in Wellsville, New York.
Sponsors for this year’s event include:  Relph Benefit Advisors, Upstate Pharmacy, Otis Eastern, BlueCross/ Blue Shield of WNY, Valic, NYSID, PM Research, Nicholson’s Pharmacy, Gas Field Specialists, Spinelli’s Taxidermy, Burger King, Texas Hot, and Rub-A-Dub Coin Laundry.
Heather Perkins, Event Chairperson, said “We are very thankful for the amazing amount of support we have received from not only sponsors for the event but also people participating and volunteering. We already have over 95 people registered and are hoping even more will join us.”
Proceeds from the Community 5K Run/Walk benefit Allegany Arc’s Witkowski Development Project. The Witkowski Development Project located at 2718 Andover Road in Wellsville will be an inclusive outdoor recreation center for individuals served by Allegany Arc. Year two of the project is complete and included the construction of two handicapped accessible bocce courts, and several wheelchair accessible picnic tables.
Allegany Arc’s 5 – 10 year plan includes the development of a softball field, hiking trails, camping area, playground, soccer field, and many other activity areas to be used by Allegany Arc Recreation Groups, Allegany County Special Olympics, Allegany Arc employees, and people that receive services through Allegany Arc; with a vision of being able to offer these facilities to various other community and civic groups.
Heather Perkins said, “It is such an honor to be holding our Fifth Annual Community 5K Run/Walk. It is a great opportunity to not only raise money for a cause so close to our hearts but to also reflect our gratitude to all the brave men and women who serve our country on a daily basis. That is why we decided to hold our 5K on Armed Forces Day.”
You may register for the Community 5K Run/Walk or review the route at  For more information, contact Heather Perkins at (585) 593-5700 Ext. 516 or email