Wednesday, March 4, 2015

7th Annual 2015 "Hiking for Helping Hands 5k / 8 Mile

Community Care Network of Nichols' 7th Annual 2015 "Hiking for Helping Hands" fundraiser will be held on Saturday, 13 June 2015 (Rain or Shine) & will begin and end at Kirby Park, Nichols, NY.
Registration is $30.00 for both the 8 mile and 5K run and $15.00 for the Scavenger Hunt walk.
Runners must be at least 13 years of age and the walk is open to all ages.
Hard copy and online registration will be available soon. Call (607) 414-1018 for info

For More Info Visit the Official Event Facebook Page: HERE 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Jean and Pete Memorial 5k

Zumba, 5K Run/Walk, Memorial Mile Walk, Kids’ Fun Run
April 11th, 2015
Online pre-race registration and day of event registration will take place.
Pre-registration begins February 14th, 2015 and will continue until April 5th.
Check us out on Facebook- Jean and Pete Event

 Peter Onofre succumbed to lung cancer on April 16, 1990. He was 47.  He left behind his loving wife, Jean, and their three children: Mark (12), David (9), and Maryellen (5). Nineteen years later, Jean passed away from breast cancer on April 24, 2009.  Cancer affects millions of people every year and this family is determined to join in the fight against cancer so that other families may be spared the heartache that they have become all too familiar with.

All donations and proceeds are split between the local Nancy Quatrini Fund, American Lung Association, and National Breast Cancer Foundation

This event’s mission is to help those within our community get the care that they might otherwise not be able to afford, as well as contribute to the research devoted to curing various types of cancer.  Cancer is not picky; it affects EVERYONE no matter age, race, or religion.  This event is meant to raise funds to fight cancer and bring a community together.

This is something that the Onofre family would like to turn into an annual event. Each year, they would like to support and honor the victims and survivors of various cancers.

Event Hosted By
Jean and Pete Memorial Event
For more information or questions, please contact:

Maryellen Rhodes
(607) 857-6659

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Owego Strawberry 5K Run/Walk

Race Name: Owego Strawberry 5K Run/Walk and Strawberry Shortcake 1 Mile Kids' Run
USATF Certified: YES
Race Date: Friday, June 19 2015
Kids’ Run begins at 6:00 pm; 5K Run begins at 7:00 pm.
Deadline for Pre-Registrations: Thursday, June 11, midnight.
Entry Fee: 5K Individual Pre-registration: $25 for individuals
Teams of 4 or more: $20 each
1 Mile Kids’ Run (ages 5-10) $10 each
PRICES AFTER DEADLINE: 5K Individuals: $30
Teams of 4 or more: $25 each
1 Mile Kids’ Run (ages 5-10) $15
START/FINISH: Tioga County Office Building Property, Academy St. & 56 Main Street, Owego
Check-in: Pre-registered packets and race day registration will be on Friday, June 19, from 2:00-6:45 for the 5K and 2:00-5:45 for Kids at the race site. No registration or pick-up after 6:45 pm.

Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place prizes in the Male and Female categories will be awarded for the 5K Run. Prizes will also be awarded for the Kids’ Run.
Giveaways: T-shirts, water, fruit, food, coupons and lots more will be offered to runners post-race.
Note: The race directors reserve the right to reject any entry for any reason. The race is partly run with traffic on a state highway, so dogs are absolutely forbidden. Jogging strollers are allowed. Those observing poor manners towards motorists or not obeying the traffic marshals will be disqualified. The race has been certified by USA Track & Field. No refunds for cancellations.
Benefit: All proceeds will benefit the Owego Strawberry Festival, the Apalachin Youth Football League, and future event activities in the Village of Owego. For more info about the Festival, go to or
More Info: Christine ( or Tioga County Tourism Office (607-687-7440,

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Third Annual Racing Heart 5K Walk/Run

5K Walk/Run to benefit The Adult Congenital Heart Association and The Children's Heart Foundation.


Race day registration: 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Kid's Fun Run - Mended Mile (Benefitting The Mended Little Hearts) 9:00 AM
5K Walk/Run Starts immediately after.

Pre-registration Fees: 
Kid's Fun Run (donation -- BY kids FOR kids)
Walkers: $15.00
Runners: $20.00
*** Fees increase by $5.00 on Race Day.***
Pre-registered participants are guaranteed T-shirts.

T-Shirt Sponsorship -- Add your loved one's name to the back of the event T-shirt for $20.00, guaranteed one t-shirt per sponsorship. (This will be on option an the on-line registration form.)

ALL participants will receive post-race refreshments, snacks, and chances for raffle drawings!

Awards will be given to the overall 1st place male and 1st place female, as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for males and females in the following age categories:
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.

We also include a special category of awards for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female that are members of The Zipper Club. The Zipper Club refers to any individual that has undergone open heart surgery. The chest scar left behind is fondly referred to as a zipper to the heart. For the purpose of this event we would like to honor ANY heart patient.
No duplication of awards.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for additional information. More information will follow as it becomes available! E-mail:

Thank you for your continued support!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Miles for Military 5k Run/Walk

This is a 5k Run/Walk that supports our military and gives all proceeds to the Wounded Warriors Project. The Wounded Warriors Project aids our veterans with a variety of services and programs. The terrain of this course is mainly flat with only a few hills. It will wrap around the high-school baseball field, and elementary school. The cost is $20 and there will be shirts for the first 50 registered. Shirt sizes are NOT guaranteed. Pre-race registrations will be held that day from 7:30-8:45 a.m and then the race will be held at 9 a.m. There will also be several prizes awarded. 

This is hosted by Hosted by Tara Kelley and Taylor Arnold and I as our National Honor Society project. Please contact either of us for questions. 

Race Facebook Page: HERE

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hoof It For The Kids Glow 5K (2015)

Time to get your glow on!

Experience the Second Annual Hoof It For The Kids Glow 5K at Tioga Downs on April 3rd at 8:00 PM. The track, located in Nichols, NY at the Tioga Downs Casino, will be aglow with colors as you cover the 5K distance. A glow goodie will be included in your race night bag, but we encourage registrants to wear their glow bling and really light up the night!

Click this link for registration at parunners.com

Register by March 17th at a cost of $25 per person to guarantee a unique glowing t-shirt. Registration on race night will be $30 and t- shirts will be given out only while supplies last.

Register of family of four (all participants must be from the same household) for only $80. Registration forms must be submitted by mail  and received by March 17 to guarantee t-shirts.

Or get a large group together (20 or more) and receive the corporate rate of $20 per person. Ideal for health clubs, community groups, 

church groups, or even encouraging your employer to help promote an active lifestyle and support a great cause. Registration must be by mail (use the attached form), all forms submitted at the same time (on or before March 17), and payment in one check.

Prizes will be awarded for the top overall male and female finishers, and the first, second and third place finishers in each of eight age groups (under 10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and over 60). The top three walking finishers will also receive prizes. But remember that this event is more about having fun, hanging out with family and friends and enjoying a glowing night.

Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program serves children in Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York. For more information on our program or to become a volunteer, call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 866-344-BIGS or visit our website

Sunday, February 1, 2015

North Rome Christian School 5k (2015)

The "Race for NRCS 2015" will be held Saturday March 28th, 2015 at 9:00 AM.  Registration is from 8-8:45 AM. The race benefits the North Rome Christian School Building Fund

Registration Fee: $15 pre-registration. After March 14th, 2015, registration fee $20.

Registration form available on the Valley Running Club Facebook page under the "files" tab.