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YMCA Road Race, Bike Event, And Healthy Living Expo Coming This Month

May 9, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Community YMCA’s 2nd Annual Sea Dog 5k, 10k Road Races, Family Bike Event, and Healthy Living Expo will be held on Sunday, May 22, at Bartlem Park in Cheshire. Beginning at 8 a.m., the Healthy Living Expo will feature over one hundred exhibitors providing health screenings, fitness demonstrations, presentations, and an opportunity to speak to health professionals about a variety of topics. Kids can participate in the Doggie Dash Fun Run and play on the 52-foot inflatable obstacle course or in the Moon Bounce. Women’s Health issues and Senior Healthy Living are two major components of this year’s expo, which will run through the day until 2 p.m.
At 9:15 a.m., please join us for a moving ceremony, “Salute to our Nation’s First Responders.” The first on the scene and often the last to leave, first responders in our community often mean the difference between life and death. They were so much a fixture in our society that they practically went unnoticed unless needed. That is until September 11, 2001 when raw courage, duty, honor, and the ultimate sacrifice displayed to the world that day showed heroes were just down the street and one call away.
As we near the 10 year anniversary of September 11th, we will display the a flag that flies every year near Ground Zero to remember those who lost their lives on that day trying to save others and pay tribute to countless others who patrol our streets, fight our fires, respond to our medical emergencies, and fight for our freedom.
Register for the 5k and 10k Road Races at the Y or online at The races will begin at 10 a.m. Olessa Stepanova, WFSB traffic reporter and co-host of Better Connecticut, is the official celebrity starter of the race events. The Tour de Cheshire Family Bike Ride will begin at 11:45 a.m. For more information on these events, contact the Y at (203) 272-3150.

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