Extreme Fitness and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford are partnering to hold the second annual Smile for Freedom 5k to kick of the Riverwalk Freedom Festival on Thursday, September 8 at 6:00pm. Proceeds from the race will go to support the American Cancer Society and their effort to increase awareness of cancer research and treatment.
Being a cancer survivor herself, owner of Extreme Total Fitness Bobbi Pavlak is honored to make this year’s event another success. “It was encouraging to see so many people participate in the first 5k we held last year,” stated Bobbi. As a 13 year cancer survivor Bobbi understands the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and supporting organizations that encourage the same message.
Last year $2,000 was donated from the event to the American Cancer Society and The Smile for Freedom 5K Run/Walk Committee is hopeful that more participants this year will bring more donations. “We are excited to see the 5k grow from last year,” commented Bobbi. “The community really came out last year and we expect to see an increase in participation this year. Individuals from all different fitness levels can run or walk the course to show their support.”
The 5k will start at Extreme Total Fitness and head towards N.E. Front Street where runners will turn left on Brady Street, which will bring them to Rehoboth Boulevard where they will travel north. They will then turn left on N.E. 9th street where they will proceed to North Walnut Street and turn left at N.E. 5th Street. Runners will turn left on North Washington Street to N.E. 9th Street where they will turn right to head back down Rehoboth Boulevard. Finishing the 5k, runners will turn off at Brady Street, return to N. E. Front Street and complete the race at Abbott’s Grill.
The cost is $20.00 per person for preregistration and $25.00 the day of the event. The day of the event there will be a limited amount of shirts, so participants are encouraged to come early to ensure they receive one.
Registration forms can be picked up now at Extreme Total Fitness, WSFS or the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford. Payments can be made in cash, check (made out the CCGM) or credit card. Participants can also register online at www.milfordchamber.com.
Registration the day of the event will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Extreme Total Fitness at 239 N. E. Front Street. The race will begin at 6:30. For more information on the Smile for Freedom 5k or the Riverwalk Festival call the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford at 302-422-3344.