October 19, 2019

COBSCARES 5K Costume Dash at DeSales

October 19, 2019 DeSales University • 2755 Station Ave Center ValleyPA  18034 View Map Organized by Community Outreach Benefit

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About this event

October 19, 2019

DeSales University

2755 Station Ave Center ValleyPA  18034
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The COBSCARES 5K run and 2.5K walk starts and finishes behind the McShea Student Center at DeSales University.  The course is a 2.5k loop that will be run twice or walked once on rolling macadam, spacious lawns and lush landscape of the campus, which has a panoramic view of the Lehigh Valley.

With the event being a week before Halloween, there is nothing better than spicing up this race with a crazy costume... or not.  Whether you are going for spooky, crazy, trendy or fun, there are endless possibilities.  There will also be pre-race face-painting available to those who may need a little help getting in the spirit.  This will be a great excuse to gather your family and friends to do something that's good for both the heart and the soul.

There is plenty of room along the route for family and friends to come and cheer.

Event details and schedule

Arrival time:  Check in will begin at 8:30 am at the Dorothy Day Student Union (look for signage once on campus).  Goody bags and long sleeve t-shirts will be handed out when you sign in.  There will be designated parking lots close to McShea.

Line up for runners and walkers is at 9:55 am.  The official start time is 10 am.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  The walkers will be lined up behind the runners.

5K Run & 2.5K Walk Fee:  Cost is $25 per person.  Registration form must be postmarked by Friday October 5, 2019.  After Friday October 5, the fee is $30.    Sorry, no guarantee of packet materials or T-shirt for those registering after October 5 or on race day. Race day registration will be accepted until 9:30 am. MAKE CHECK PAYABLE to COBCARES (Community Outreach Benefit).  Online registration is available at active.com until October 18, 2019.

Refreshments:  Carbohydrates snacks, and beverage will be available at the finish.  A water station will be at the half-way point for runners.

First-Aid staff and ambulance will be available on site.

AWARDS AND RESULTS: Official results will be available at www.pretzelciitysports.com and cobcares.org websites on Monday October 22nd.  Awards Ceremony will follow the finish at approximately 11 am.  Awards will be given to the overall first place male and female finisher and to the male and female 1st and 2nd place finishers in each age division. 

     Age Division:  Age groups for both the men & women include 13 & Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

    A costume contest will be held post-race, which includes special prizes for the best costume so be sure to go all out!  To be eligible to win the costume contest you must wear costume during the race.

Timing will be provided by Pretzel City.   They will be using the detachable slips from your race number for race times.  Be sure to remove your detachable slip and give to volunteers after you cross the finish line.   There will be a large digital clock at the start/finish line. 

Additional Events

Kids Fun Run.  A 250 yard dash on the plush lawn behind McShea finishing at the "Jesus the teacher" statue.  You can get information and registration form at www.cobcares.org.  Online registration is available at www.active.com until October 17, 2019.  Cost of the event is $10 per child.    A medallion will be given to all participants.

For further information please contact Jeff Carr, Race Director at 484-707-7634 or email him at cobscares5k@gmail.com.

Profits will benefit this year's Community Outreach Benefit (COB) recipients. 

Please visit www.cobcares.org for more information.

This year's recipients are: 

                                      Pamela Wallace, Quakertown                                       

                                       Jim Hardy, Quakertown

                                      Dave Tankelewicz, Quakertown

                                      Dana and Maddy Kershner, Quakertown

                                      Stacie Herceg, Center Valley

The Community Outreach Benefit Mission:  To reach out to the Southern Lehigh and neighboring communities through a yearly fundraiser for a recipient(s) who is/are in need of monetary support due to one or more serious health issues.  We pledge to keep our overhead to a minimum.

COB was founded in 2002 when a group of parishioners at St. John's UCC in Coopersburg set out to raise money for a member of the congregation who was plagued by extraordinary medical expenses.    Please visit www.cobcares.org for further information.  Since 2002, COB has expanded its search for those in need throughout the community.  Now beginning our 18th year we have been blessed to help 56 families and raise over $892,000 through our fundraising events.



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