May 7, 2015

Rochester OPC 5K Run/Walk - June 6th

The Rochester Community Runs and Walks for Meals

Dash down the Clinton River Trail in support of Meals on Wheels on Saturday, June 6th . The race will begin at 8am at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) in Rochester, MI. All proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels, which provides daily meals for homebound senior seven days a week.  

The OPC 5K Run or Walk for Meals supports the Meals on Wheels program for the Northern Oakland County. The need to support the Meals on Wheels program in our community is great because of the necessity in providing a meal to a homebound senior. In 2014, OPC’s Nutrition Department prepared over 92,000 home delivered meals to homebound seniors in nine different communities as part of the Meals on Wheels program.

On Saturday, June 6th , runners and walkers will take to the starting line at 8am at the OPC and travel down the serene Clinton River Trail. The 5K course is flat with only one hill making it the perfect course for any athlete. There is a reduced entry fee for pre-registered participants before June 1st:  $15 for ages 12 and under and $20 all other participants. Race day entry fee is $25. All pre-registered participants will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Awards will be given in 10 year age groups for all timed participants. Refreshments will follow the race. For online registration, visit www.eastsideracingcompany.com to register online, or print off a registration form at www.opcseniorcenter.org and mail in the form. No matter if you run or walk across the finish line, thank you for supporting Meals on Wheels!  

The Older Persons’ Commission is a non-profit state-of-the-art senior community center for people 50 years and older located in Rochester, MI. Before the commission’s creation in 1983, the organization provided basic transportation services and a place for older individuals to gather but now the OPC offers nutrition programs, senior resources, health and wellness programs, leisure travel, performing arts and intergenerational programs. The Health and Wellness Department amenities include a cardio and weight room, lap and therapy pool, fitness classes, walking track, personal training, Crittenton Wellness Center and full size gym.

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