Brookville YMCA Hosting 11th Annual Benefit Race in Cook Forest

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Join the Brookville YMCA on July 20, 2019, at Shelter 2 in Cook Forest for their 11th annual benefit race for Western PA CARES for Kids Child Advocacy Center.

(Photo courtesy Pennsylvania Great Outdoors.)

The race offers two different timed events – a 5K and a Duathlon. Additionally, there will be an untimed community walk.

The 5K starts at 10 a.m. and consists of a 3.1-mile race on a mix of trails and paved roads in Cook Forest.

The duathlon starts at 9 a.m. and consists of a 3.1-mile run followed by a 12-mile bike ride. It ends with another 2-mile run. Many participate in this event as teams of 2 or 3, but it can also be done alone.

The community walk begins shortly after the 5K.

There will be cash prizes for race winners, a free picnic lunch for all racers and spectators after the event, and great raffles that include gift cards and tickets to local theme parks and sporting events.

Each participant is encouraged to raise donations for Western PA CARES for Kids. Funds may be raised by creating your own “fundraising team” on raceentry.com after registering for the race, or by making a paper list and bringing it with the donations you raised on race day.

Each participant bringing donations will be entered to win prizes. Any participant raising over $75.00 will be eligible for top prizes which include overnight getaways.

The participant with the highest amount of donations gets to pick their prize first.

Those who are pre-registered by June 28th will receive a free t-shirt. You may pre-register online at raceentry.com, or in person at the Brookville YMCA on Main Street in Brookville, Pa.

Last minute participants may register in person on race day beginning at 8 a.m.

Proceeds from this event benefit Western PA CARES for Kids Child Advocacy Center.


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