Walk, Tunnel, Climb and Kick in the Park

Join us for Middletown’s Walk in the Park for a Healthy Community on May 5th

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT, April 24, 2019 –The YMCA has joined forces with three other area non-profits to host Middletown’s Walk in the Park for a healthy community being held on May 5th from 12pm – 5pm at Middletown Veteran’s Park. FREE ADMISSION for all students & children under the age of 18. 

Middlesex YMCA, St. Vincent DePaul, Middlesex Habitat for Humanity and Kuhn Employment Opportunities have a great family friendly SUNDAY FUNDAY planned. Great live music, obstacle courses, brain walk challenges, climbing tower, martial arts demonstrations, healthy living exhibits and chances to win great prizes! Admission includes all activities and healthy snacks. Cost for an individual adult is $10. Families with 3 or more adults is $25. Children under the age of 18 are FREE. Students with ID are free. 

Staff from the nonprofit agencies organizing the event met at the Middlesex YMCA recently to finalize the details.

“We are incredibly grateful for all the ongoing support for our agencies from the community,’ YMCA Director of Fund Development, Lori Lodge said. ‘This event is primarily about giving back to those that support us by providing an opportunity for families to get outdoors, enjoy the beautiful Middletown Veteran’s Park with a focus on health and wellness. The support from Eversource, Middlesex Health, the Schuster Group, NRG and Liberty Bank Foundation as sponsors has been fantastic.”

The CT National Guard will be providing a 90 foot Obstacle Course and Climbing Tower. Visitors will enjoy demonstrations from Tat Karate, Wong Kung Fu Academy and 360 Defense Martial Arts. YMCA staff and departments have formed teams that will be walking together through the Brain Walk Challenge. The one mile staggered walk will begin at 12:30pm and includes Brain Challenges which can earn participants extra opportunities to earn prizes. After the walk, Plywood Cowboy and Middletown HS Jazz Ensemble will be performing. Walkers who wish to  walk with a YMCA team, can register on the Middlesex YMCA Walk in the Park for a healthy community page https://midymca.securesweet.co... For more information, contact Lori Lodge at 860-343-6205 or llodge@midymca.org

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