Runners, walkers, family and friends mark your calendars for Saturday, April 27, to enjoy Mission Birdsboro 5K and Family Fun Day at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 300 W. First St., Birdsboro.

Building upon the positive feedback received from participants at last year’s introduction, the event will be offered again this year.

Runners of the 5K can take on the challenge of conquering the Cocalico Road hill while others may opt for the milder 1-mile Fun Run/walk.

St. Paul’s UCC will also be hosting family activities near the start/finish line for non-runners to enjoy while waiting to cheer on their athletes at the finish. In addition to a free bouncy house for the kids, there will be games and a craft. These free children’s activities are open to everyone. Vendors will be on site offering food and refreshments for sale.

The event has been organized to support St. Paul’s UCC and its local ministries, the largest of which is Mission Trip Birdsboro.

Mission Trip Birdsboro is a community help program where volunteers assists locals who are struggling due to age, financial stress, disabilities or other factors and need help with repairs or maintenance at their homes.

Other ministries include community work days for such things as park and playground repairs and maintenance, curb painting and offering St. Paul’s popular Light the Night family fun night on Halloween.

Mission Birdsboro 5K will have awards for Overall Male and Female Champions. Plus the top three Male and top three Female finishers in each of the following age brackets: 14 and Under, 15-19 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-50 years, 60-69 years, 70+ years. Participants in the 1-mile Fun Run will receive finisher ribbons.

To register online go to https://stpaulsbirdsboro.org under “What we do” “Mission Trip Birdsboro” pull down menu. Or register on www.pretzelcitysports.com. Registration after April 1 or on the event day will cost $30 for the 5K only, $45 for both the 1-mile Fun Run and 5K, and $15 for the 1-mile Fun Run only. The Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K start time is 9 a.m.

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