The Williamsport Crosscutters, in partnership with the Children's Development Center, will be holding the 7th Annual Cutters 5K on Saturday, June 24th at the newly renovated BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.
The race, through Williamsport's West End, begins at 9am with registration open at 8am. The course has runners starting outside the ballpark entrance with the final sprint inside the stadium finishing at home plate. Both runners and walkers are encouraged to take part in the event.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Children's Development Center of Williamsport. Since 1923, the CDC has been providing services to children with special needs from birth to 21 years of age. Last year's event attracted almost 200 participants.
Hope Enterprises Children's Development Center is honored to be the beneficiaries of the Cutters 5K race since its inception. The 5K not only promotes awareness of the services we provide but has raised over $68,000 in the 6 years of the event. Hope is grateful for the continued partnership with the Williamsport Crosscutters and their dedication to enhancing the lives of children and their families that we serve" stated Hope Enterprises President, Rob Labatch.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in seven male and female age categories for runners. In addition to the prize awards, the top male and female runners will throw out ceremonial first pitches at the Williamsport Crosscutters game on June 30th. Prizes will also be awarded to the top three male and female walkers. The event will also feature the always entertaining Kids Fun Run, free for children age 10 and under. All children participating will receive an award.
"We are proud to partner with the CDC annually on this fun event. The money raised goes to such an important and worthy cause", said Cutters Vice-President of Marketing Gabe Sinicropi.
Registration is $15 in advance and $20 on race day. All participants receive a race t-shirt (while supplies last). Entry forms are available for download HERE, register online at PARunners.com by CLICKING HERE, or pick up an entry form at the Crosscutters offices at BB&T Ballpark or the CDC offices located at 625 W. Edwin St. Sponsorships of the event are also still available.
The Crosscutters open the 2017 season on June 20 against the State College Spikes at the newly renovated BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. The Cutters schedule and all ticket ordering information is available at www.crosscutters.com or by calling the Cutters at (570) 326-3389.
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