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Give For Greatness 5K

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All of the runners, walkers, and even those people who just like to have fun listen up!


We only have a few more nice weekends left and if you’re looking for an event to do that will get you out of the house and also help out a great cause I have the event for you!  I have recently found out about an amazing race that’s happening next weekend in East Aurora.  It’s called Give for Greatness 5k and it’s being held at one of my favorite parks in the world – Hamlin Park in East Aurora! (Yes I grew up in East Aurora so I’m a little partial to it but nothing beats that small town park ever!)

Anyways I had the chance to talk to the Coordinator for Give for Greatness 5k, Ashleigh Curry, and she explained to me what the run is all about.   Ashleigh told me “Our goal is not simply to help the arts survive in Western New York – we want to help the arts thrive and grow. “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Art!” Support for G4G supports over 50 small-to-mid-sized arts and cultural organizations in Erie and Niagara Counties!”  I even had the chance to look at the list of companies that the G4G 5K race would be supporting and I have to say I was blown away!  There are companies like the Alleyway Theater, Buffalo Inner City Ballet, the Children’s Museum, MusicalFare Theater, the Naval and Military Park, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of companies they are going to help out.

The race begins and finishes in East Aurora and the whole course is flat, which is nice for people like me who aren’t super runners!  Even if you don’t want to run or have little ones that are just not big enough to run come down anyways!  Explore and More Children’s Museum will be set up with some awesome activities for the children!

Registration is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event for adults.  Children 10 and up are only $10 in advance or $15 the day of the event.  Children 10 and under and anyone over 80 are free!

So next weekend grab your friends and family and head out to East Aurora to help out an amazing cause!  Give for Greatness 5k Saturday September 28th at 9am in Hamlin Park.

Check the more details, the complete list of companies this will help support, and sign up right on their website  I’ll see you there!

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