Join walkers and runners October 26th at 10:00 am for the 6th annual D C M O B O C E S Mountain Mover 5k race in Norwich, New York. The money raised at this event directly contributes to school and career success for area youth. According to Gretchen Hoag, Race Coordinator, "This year alone we have purchased four pairs of shoes, three Commercial Driver's License physicals, and a belt." Funds are available to students at both the Chenango Campus in Norwich and the Harrold (Sidney Center) Campus in Masonville. Combined, both campuses serve four counties.
The 5k is a challenging trail run through the woods behind the B O C E S campus in Norwich. Custom-made trophies are awarded to runners and walkers in several categories once the last person has crossed the finish line. New this year: a drone will take aerial footage of racers as they make their way through the course.
Beyond the trophies, swag bags, and miles logged, participants can be assured that they have made a difference in the lives of teens. Kyle Boeltz, Conservation Instructor, has seen the impact first hand. "Students walk a little taller" when they receive a pair of work boots, he explained, allowing them to fully participate in their Career and Technical Education Programs. Payment for the C D L physicals is another huge boost for students. Boeltz notes that the physical exam can cost about $100, a sum to which many students do not have ready access. "Once they have a C D L," he said, "they have a chance at a decent job. They have better opportunities."
Online registration is open until October 25, 2019 at this link: https://bit.ly/2AZuIlJ . Same day registration starts at 8:00 am at the D C M O B O C E S campus at 6678 County Road 32 in Norwich, New York. Due to the difficulty of the course, runners and walkers must be at least 14 years old to participate.
Call 607-335-1384 for more information and to learn how you can help students move mountains.