Every year on Valentine’s Day, everyone from Cherry Hill, Mt. Laurel, and Collingswood will be headed to romantic restaurants all over the area to celebrate with their loved ones and dates. However, it may be time to beak this time honored traditions of romantic dinners and lunches and chocolates. Instead of following the norm and clichés, take Valentine’s Day a step further by running a 5K race with your date. This year take the Valentine’s Day festivities to Philadelphia for the Cupid’s Chase 5K race.
The Philadelphia Cupid’s Chase 5K will be held on Valentine’s Day this year. This race with a great reputation has gone from small and fun race to a race that’s gotten national attention and has grown to include 27 races from located everywhere from New York all the way down to Arizona. Sponsor Community Options invites all those from the area whether you’re planning on walking or jogging or rolling in the race to head down to this event and participate. The proceeds from this race go toward provide help to those with disabilities.
For those single runners hoping to participate in the race this year, you can wear “Available” t-shirts, and for those who are taken, it’s asked that you wear “Unavailable” t-shirts during the race. Also, for those unable to run this year, it’s still encouraged that you come down and support a great cause.
The Cupid’s Chase 5K race will take place in Philadelphia at Fairmount Park at Martin Luther King Drive. Registration for this event will start at 8 am and the race will be set to begin at 10 am. For those looking to participate, early registration will cost $30, and the price will be $50 the day of the race.
This event is hosted by Community Options, Inc, and helps to provide residential and employment support to those living with severe disabilities. Community Options is a national agency that started in 1989 and is based out of Princeton, New Jersey that has participated in institutional closure and community residential placement for so many across a wide range of states in the country. The organization understands that people living with severe disabilities need environments, equipment, and clinical and staff support to help them get through the day and help with their specific needs. Community Options believes in the freedom for everyone to experience a high degree of self-determination, and the dignity of everyone.
Restaurants and romantic hotspots everywhere will be flooded with people and their dates this Valentine’s Day to celebrate a day of love and romance. However, it’s understandable that not everyone wants to take part in the cliché this year. So take things into a whole other level this Valentine’s Day. Instead of taking your date to a dinner or lunch at one of the cramped restaurants in the Mt. Laurel, Collingswood, Cherry Hill area, head to Philadelphia for the Cupid’s Chase 5K. Come out and get some exercise, have fun, and most importantly help the people in need find the help they deserve.