14th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk
Standish Park in Old Wethersfield, June 7, 2015 at 11:00 am
Male & Female Divisions for 8 and under; 9-13; 14-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and Over; Wheelchair Division
Pre-Registration: $10 (Postmarked by June 2nd)
Race Day Registration
9:30AM -10:30AM :$15
Children 10 and under: $5
WES Running Club Members: $5
Prizes awarded to first and second
place finishers in each division.
Middle School Trophy for the Middle School team with the best cumulative time.
WES Trophy for the Elementary School Running Club with the greatest percentage participation.
Fun for the entire family!
The Richard M. Keane Foundation’s 14th Annual 5K Walk/Run sponsored by Stop and Shop will be held at Standish Park in Old Wethersfield, June 7, 2014 at 11:00 am. The Certified, Flat-track course begins in Standish Park near the DMV and follows Garden Street, taking the runners through beautiful Old Wethersfield, circling the Broad Street Green twice and back to Standish Park.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-91 to Exit 26 /Old Wethersfield. Follow signs to Department of Motor Vehicles/ Standish Park).
Running Club Spring 2015
Back by popular demand, the 2nd Annual Keane Foundation Running Club will return to all 5 Wethersfield Elementary Schools for children in Grades 3-6 starting the week of April 27.
The program teaches children how to develop their endurance, set goals, and promote self-esteem. Last year children of all running abilities progressed from their current level to completing a 5K (3.1 miles).
This wonderful program was a complete ‘hit’ in 2014. With Running Club participants and their friends and families, there were over 650 registered runners last year’s 5K...a new record!
Almost 200 children were registered active Running Club members in the Keane Foundation 5K. A large number of Running Club Members also successfully competed in fall 2014 at the Mikey’s Place 5 K on October 18th.
KEANE FOUNDATION TO EXTEND PROGRAMS
The Mission of the Richard M. Keane Foundation is to support, sustain, and develop programs for the community that will offer sports, fitness, educational and recreational programs.
The Keane Foundation has been blessed with the support of the community in all of our fund raising efforts, and with assistance of the Town of Wethersfield and the State of Connecticut as well. As we go into our 14th year, instead of reinventing the wheel and developing new programs in isolation, we have chosen to include the programs of other organizations in our efforts.
The Running Clubs in the 5 Elementary Schools this Spring was a wonderful example of this type of partnership..... working with the Schools, the Town, and with the Central CT Health District, 140 children learned about the lifelong sport of running.
Another recent recipient was the Wethersfield Early Childhood Collaborative (WEC) in providing materials on summer reading to families for whom English is a Second Language (ESL).
With a small amount of money to support other organizations whose Mission Statement mirrors ours and are not redundant, we will solicit applications from those organizations this spring (deadline is March 31, 2015). Organizations with eligible goals and who have a program that needs support should
PRINT OUT THE GRANT APPLICATION, or contact a Keane Foundation Board Member for more information.