Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet 5K is Saturday

New London — Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet School’s Annual Green and Gold 5K Run/Walk takes place on Saturday at Ocean Beach Park.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $25 for adult runners and $15 for adult walkers. Registration for youth under 17 is $10. The first 100 registered runners will receive a T-shirt.

The race follows a beautiful flat course through the neighborhoods and waterfronts of New London. William Kornegay of Groton, a double amputee, inspired the crowd when he crossed the finish line on running prosthetics in 2017. He is participating in Saturday’s race once again.

“I had a great time last year participating with my family,” Kornegay said. “I’m looking forward to bringing a friend of mine who is newly injured and is looking to become more athletic and physically able. I think this would be a great opportunity for him.”

Following this all-ages race, participants are invited to attend an awards ceremony where winners will be announced and over 35 prizes awarded. There will be snacks provided by New London Parks and Recreation, and Green and Gold Face Painting by Skadoodlez courtesy of Atlantic Broadband.

All proceeds will benefit the Winthrop STEM Magnet PTO Inc., which funds educational field trips, school supplies and supplemental educational support for teachers, staff and families of Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet School.

The race is a USA Track and Field-sanctioned event and is sponsored by Atlantic Broadband and The Shack. Additional support is provided by All Bright Canine, City of New London, Columbia Air Services, Fastsigns of Waterford, Jammin 107.7 and Napolitano’s Pizza.

Register online at www.active.com. For more information, call (860) 447-6070 or visit www.winthropelementary.org.

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