Cornwall Lions Club's Annual Fall Harvest Race/Walk

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Cornwall Lions Club's Annual Fall Harvest Race/Walk

Join WRWD's Party Marty Mitchell at the Cornwall Lions Club's Annual Fall Harvest Race/Walk from 8 AM-10 AM on Sunday, November 12, 2017 starting at the firehouse in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. 

Registration: 7:30 am – 8:15 am (Storm King Engine Co. #2

7.5 Mile Start: 8:30 am

5K Walk/Run: 9:00 am

Kids Fun Run: 10:15 am

Awards: 5K Walk – awards to top 3 walkers; 5K Run – top overall M/F – awards to top 3 in each age group; 7.5 Mile – top 3 M/F – awards to top 3 in each age groupAGE GROUPS: 14 & under; 15-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & over. 

5K RACE/WALK. 5K is a relatively flat and fast 3.1-mile course beginning at the Storm King Firehouse on Hudson Street in the center of quaint and historic Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson. The route transverses through and around the Village allowing runners and walkers to take in views of the Hudson River, as well some historic home sites, local restaurants, and businesses.

The course has been certified by Brian Cavanagh. Custom-designed shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered for 5K and 7.5 Mile. Enjoy a runners banquet of oranges, bananas, bagels, cream cheese, coffee, water and Gatorade with pizza and pasta following the race provided by Leo’s Pizza in Cornwall.

Come enjoy the stunning views of the dramatic Hudson River to the more bucolic Cornwall environs. You’ll see why after docking at what is now Cornwall Landing, Henry Hudson felt this would be a good place to found a town.

Additional info and directions may be obtained at the Race's website,lionsfallharvestrace.com Come enjoy the wonderful scenery along the Hudson River in the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson. The Cornwall Lions Club, chartered in 1938, is part of the Lions Clubs International organization, the largest service organization in the world, with over 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs from more than 200 countries and geographical regions worldwide.The major focus for Lions Clubs is Vision, Hearing, Community Service, Youth, and, most recently, Diabetes. The Cornwall Lions Club's Fall Harvest Race raises funds to support this focus.

Locally, there are three (3) organizations that deal with vision loss and impairments: Marcello's Miracle Foundation, the International Foundation of Optic Nerve Disorders and Guiding Eyes for the Blind.Marcello's Foundation, based in Orange County, NY, supports scientific research for retinitis pigmentosa, a pediatric-inherited eye disorders that causes blindness. The foundation also helps families whose insurance does not cover children with visual impairments who need eyeglasses, contacts or low vision aides. Their email address is: marcellosmiracle.com.

The International Foundation for Optic Nerve Disorders, founded in Cornwall, NY in 1995 by Anne and Fed Diehl, supports research for Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, a sudden onset of vision loss. Their email address is: IFOND@aol.comGuiding Eyes for the Blind, based in Yorktown Heights, NY, began in 1954 and has provided 7000 guidedogs for the visually impaired. Their service is free. Adult volunteers are used to raise puppies,foster a brood or stud, provide home and early socialization for dogs, or adopt a retired dog. Their email address is: guidingeyes.org.

Diabetes Prevention and Awareness is a new effort for Lions Clubs. It is estimated that over 400 million people, worldwide, have some type of Diabetes. With Diabetes one is at risk for vision loss or blindness, as well as, numerous other health-related factors.World Diabetes Day is November 14, and is led by the International Diabetes Foundation.Screening is a simple procedure.The Cornwall Lions Club provides for a number of community services for the Cornwall Community. They include, the Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest for the Cornwall School District students, Holiday Gift Baskets for needy families, financial support for Back Packs for Food (BFF) that provides weekend meals for children who receive free or reduced school lunches, placing American Flags on local businesses for the major holidays, Vision Screening for area nursery school and early childhood children, Health Screening for community members, used eyeglass collection, scholarships for graduating seniors from Cornwall High School and vision screening and eyeglasses for needy families.


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