February 11, 2017 | FOX 40 WICZ TV online article
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -
Community Options held their 9th annual Cupid Chase 5K to raise money for people with disabilities.
The profits help "provide housing and employment support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities." The run began at the Corner of Court Street and Hawley Street on Saturday morning.
Amanda Rick, Executive Director Cupids Chase 5k said, "We're actually part of a much larger event. We are part of 34 cities that run it national wide, in 8 states. So everyone is running at the same time, same day, Cupid's Chase 5k all the way!"
There were 32 runs across the country in nine different states. The nonprofit organization raised over $700,000 over the last three years and had 5,000 runners participate across the country last year.
In addition to running for a good cause, the event also provides participants an opportunity to possibly find love. Runners get an "available" or "unavailable" t-shirt to wear during the event "in hopes of sparking a love connection."