The Sewickley Vein Center and Habitat for Humanity of Beaver County will be sponsoring their 22nd annual 5K in Beaver on Saturday, September 6. The race will be open for walkers and runners. The walkers will be “walking for windows,” and the runners will be “running for roofs.”

Participants are encouraged to register ahead of time in order to guarantee that they receive a t-shirt for participating. If you haven’t registered yet, you missed the early bird special, but can still guarantee yourself a t-shirt by committing before race day. The current donation required to participate is $25.

On race day, you will receive your registration packet and timing chip at the Gazebo in Irvine Park on third street. Registration will begin at 8:00 am with the race starting at 9:00 am.

The race course will follow the traditional 5k in Beaver path of heading down Second Street towards Vanport, and then coming back along River Road.  There will be one water station located around the midpoint of the course.

If you don’t think you’re up for the full 5k, you can also participate in the 1-mile fun walk, or volunteer as a race day helper! The goal for the race this year is to raise $22,000, which would be enough to pay for all of the windows and roofs for two houses.

If you are a runner, walker, or someone who cares about Habitat for Humanity, make sure you don’t miss out on this great event in downtown Beaver!

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