Cupid’s Chase 5K
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Come Out and Support Those with Disabilities at Cupid’s Chase Annual 5K Run
On Saturday, Feb.8, 2014, at 10 a.m. Community Options, Inc. (COI) will hold their annual Cupid’s Chase 5K Run in eight states and twenty-one locations. All proceeds go to support people with disabilities served by Community Options.
Community Options, Inc. (COI) is a non-profit organization that has been providing housing and employment supports to individuals with disabilities since 1989. In addition, COI has the support of Justin Hartwig, previous Pittsburgh Steelers center, as our emcee at the Pittsburgh Run. Also, Chili’s Restaurant has been a valuable asset as well with regards to gaining attention of COI’s runs mission.
This year the Cupid’s Chase is especially important as the organization was hit brutally by hurricane Sandy. In NJ alone COI operates 90 group homes. Before the storm hit COI prepared by moving its residents to hotels and other group homes out of Sandy’s way and ensured the safety of its vulnerable population. Staff worked countless hours to coordinate this effort! The funds from Cupid’s Chase will go a long way in helping COI get back to where it was before the storm.
Cupid’s Chase will take place in the same states in which COI operates: KY, NM, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TN, and TX. The cities that will host the event are Bowling Green, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Burlington City, Glen Rock, New Brunswick, Princeton, Stone Harbor, Binghamton, New York City, Syracuse, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Columbia, Chattanooga, Cookeville, Nashville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, and San Antonio.
Each race starts at 10:00 a.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. COI invites walkers, runners, joggers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to come out and participate. Even if you can’t join in the race, come support a great cause and have a good time doing so!