HomeLanghorne-Levittown TimesRun for Woods 5K set for May 7 in Langhorne

Run for Woods 5K set for May 7 in Langhorne

The event aims to raise $200,000 for individuals with disabilities

Source: Woods Services

Woods Services in Langhorne 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.

The festivities kick off with an opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m. followed by the 5K at 9 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.

Registration fee is $45 and participants can register at RunForWoods.org.

Woods Services has already raised $180,000 of the $200,000 goal from sponsors in Bucks County and the Greater Philadelphia community and race fundraising teams. Funds will support 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 eighth 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 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 the hashtag #R4W on social media. Visit RunForWoods.org for more information and a special video.

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