Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Middlesex Community College $cholarship 5K

MIDDLETOWN – Runners, walkers and spectators alike at the seventh annual $CHOLARSHIP 5K October 30 at Middlesex Community College are in for a special treat: the Pratt & Whitney Screamin’ Eagles Jazz Band will be back for a second year.

The Screamin’ Eagles are a 20-piece big band of Pratt & Whitney employees led by Dr. Charles Gendrich.

The $CHOLARSHIP 5K is part of Community Day, presented by the Middlesex Community College Foundation. Residents are invited to run or walk as families and connect as a community. Major sponsors of the event to date are MiddleOak Insurance, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Whelen Engineering, Teamsters Union Local No. 1150 and Webster Bank. Additional sponsors include Tower Laboratories, Ryan Business Systems, Technical Education Solutions, Reid and Riege, P.C., Super 8 Motel – Cromwell, The Lee Company, and World Instructor Training Schools.

The 3.1-mile tree-lined race course starts at the college’s main entrance on Training Hill Road, runs up Training Hill past Connecticut Valley Hospital Reservoir #3, turns left on Brooks Road, left on Cedar Lane and, just past the Reservoir Road intersection, does a U-turn and returns to campus via the same route in reverse. The finish line is near the college parking lot on Training Hill Road.

Last year nearly 150 runners and walkers took part in the event. Organizers are hoping for an even larger turnout this year--runners, fitness walkers, alumni, campus neighbors, and community members looking for an invigorating run or walk on the beautiful treelined roads near the CVH reservoirs behind MxCC...a great starting point toward a healthier lifestyle!

Registration is accepted up to the starting time and opens at 8:30 a.m. on race day (in Founders Hall cafeteria). Registration forms are available on the Foundation website (www.xccfoundation.org).

For additional $CHOLARSHIP 5K information, please contact race director Trenton Wright, coordinator of Institutional Advancement at MxCC, at 860-343-5708 or via email at twright@mxcc.commnet.edu.

The MxCC Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to the support of Middlesex Community College. The 5K is a fundraiser to benefit student scholarships and programs at the college.

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