By Wayne Fish / www.flyingfishhockey.com
Website and locations of races among new things in 2019.
The Bucks 5K Series has enjoyed a great deal of success over its 23 years but that doesn’t mean it isn’t open to change.
“This will be an exciting year for the Bucks 5K Series,″ says race director Dick Patterson.
First up on the list of new looks is the newly created www.bucks5kseries.com website.
“It is much more friendly to mobile applications and social media,″ says Patterson. “One of its benefits has been full single race and full series registrations.″
Second, there are three significant changes in the schedule.
Joining the Bucks 5K Series is the Bookin’ for Lookin’ 5K, which is run in Newtown.
This will be the first race held outside the Doylestown area.
“The race will start and finish in front of the historic Newtown theater,″ Patterson says. “It features a complimentary catered breakfast and a free drink from Isaac Newton’s. It benefits folks who are blind or visually impaired.″
Also new this year: The YMCA race, initially representing just the Y in Doylestown, is now celebrating the merger of all Bucks County YMCAs with a new title, the “YMCA Bucks County Strong 5K.″
The race is returning to the YMCA campus in Doylestown after a number of years at Delaware Valley College.
Finally, the Break-Fast 5K and 10k have been moved to June 16. It will include all of the traditional breakfast food and drinks, as well as the series awards.
Since 2002, the Bucks 5K Series has raised approximately $1.6 million for local non-profits.
Here’s the 2019 Bucks 5K Series schedule:
♦ March 16: Blaze of Glory.
♦ March 30: Bookin’ for Lookin’.
♦ April 20: Cornerstone Fitness.
♦ May 11: YMCA Bucks County Strong.
♦ May 25: Doylestown.
♦ June 1: Chalfont Challenge.
♦ June 16: Break-Fast.
For more information, visit the website at www.bucks5kseries.com.
If you haven’t experienced a Bucks 5K Series, give it a shot. There’s a lot of energy and plenty of amenities at all the races.