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The following release was provided by the Cheshire Police Department:
This is to advise the motoring public that the Cheshire YMCA is holding a Health and Wellness Expo at Bartlem Park 520 South Main St (across from Cheshire High School) this Sunday, May 22.
In addition to the activities at the park, there will be a 5K and 10K road race beginning at 9 a.m. Motorists should expect periodic delays on Rt. 10 (South Main Street) between 9 and 11 a.m.
The following side streets can also expect delays and/or brief lane closures:
Mountain Rd between Cornwall and North Brooksvale
North Brooksvale Rd.
Cheshire Police Officers will be posted along the route to assist with traffic. Motorists are asked to use caution and avoid the area, if possible, until the race is completed.
Don't forget, The Cheshire Community YMCA’s 2nd Annual Sea Dog 5k, 10k Road Races, Family Bike Event, and Healthy Living Expo will begin 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., there will be a moving ceremony entitled “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 their ultimate sacrifice displayed to the world that everyday heroes were just down the street and one call away.
As we near the 10-year anniversary of September 11, we will display 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 www.cheshirehealthylivingexpo.com.
The races will begin at 10 a.m. Olessa Stepanova, WFSB traffic reporter and co-host of Better Connecticut, will be 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.