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Pathfinder Village to host Splash Path 5K on May 18

Edmeston, NY, April 16, 2019 … Sign up for colorful, affordable family fun at the Splash Path 5k and Fun Walk at Pathfinder Village on Saturday, May 18.  Online registration is open for this vibrant paint run-and-walk that is raising funds for the Pathfinder Produce Mobile Market, which delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to area communities.

Pathfinder Village is a residential community and service provider for those with Down syndrome and other disabilities.  Now in its sixth year, Pathfinder Produce works with healthcare partners to transport fresh fruits and vegetables to area families living in food deserts; the Mobile Market also creates meaningful, community-based vocational opportunities for adults with disabilities.

Participants may register online at splashpath.racewire.com. Printable forms also are available at the Village’s website, pathfindervillage.org/get-involved/splash-path. All runners and walkers must sign waivers to take part; no bikes or pets are allowed on the course.

“Splash Path is an inclusive way for families to enjoy a fun fitness activity together. We welcome walkers and runners of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels,” said Splash Path Chair Monica Clark. “We’re grateful for the tremendous community support we’ve received for our signature 5k, and we’re inviting additional participants, volunteers, sponsors, and vendors to join the celebration.”

Splash Path will offer its popular ZUMBA® warm-up with licensed instructor Zoë Curtis at 9 a.m.  The event also features an after run celebration at the Pathfinder Pavilion through 2 p.m.  Register to win quality prizes donated by local businesses.  A barbecue, music by DJ Chris Curtis, exhibits by local vendors, kids’ activities, and exhibition matches organized by Empire Cornhole will also be featured.

Early registration fees are set so that families may enjoy this fun and fitness event: Children under 5 are free, Children (5-9) are $5; Youths (10-18) are $10; Adults are $20; the Family rate for 3 or more family members is $45.  Early registration runs through May 10, after that date, modest late fees will be charged.  Participants who register early will receive a Splash Path tee shirt, goodie bag, and other donated items.

On the day of Splash Path, registration starts at the Pathfinder Gym at 8:30 a.m. The run/walk begins at 10 a.m., with a color burst of non-toxic race colors in the School parking lot.  The run/walk proceeds east on NYS 80 to Robinson Road.  Runners and walkers will turnaround, and return through the Pathfinder neighborhood.  The run/walk ends at the Pathfinder Pavilion. For more information, please email [email protected].

Splash Path is sponsored by businesses and community partners, which keeps registration fees affordable for participants.  Key sponsors to date include: Brown & Brown of New York, Inc., NYCM Insurance, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Otsego County, The Wladis Law Firm, Bassett Healthcare Network, NBT Bank, New York Pizzeria of New Berlin, Bank of Cooperstown, Chobani and Coutlée Law.

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Pathfinder Village is an internationally respected open-access community in upstate New York, and was founded in 1980 to provide people living with Down syndrome and related disabilities an independent, engaging, and fulfilling lifestyle. As it works to provide quality supports for older individuals, the Village also offers successful educational and pre-vocational services, including its post-secondary program, Otsego Academy, and its community-based day services option. To learn more, please call (607) 965-8377, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit pathfindervillage.org, or visit our page on Facebook.

“Pathfinder Village helps people find their
way in life to independence, success, and
maturity — all the things you want for your family.”
Marian Mullet | Founder of Pathfinder Village