WAVERLY TWP. — Rain or shine, on Saturday, May 7, the Waverly Community House (the Comm) will hold its annual “Waverly Waddle,” a three-mile Mother’s Day run/walk in honor of mothers and caregivers. The race will begin at 9 a.m and registration will be held from 8 to 8:45 a.m. on the back lawn of the Comm.
Official registration includes electronic chip timing by Scranton Running Company, T-shirts to the first 100 participants and eligibility awards. The fees are $15 for adults and $8 for participants 12 years and under for those who register by Friday, May 6. On race day, registration fees are $20 for adults and $10 for participants 12 and under. A family rate for three or more participants is available for $35 in advance or $40 on race day. All proceeds benefit recreation programs at the Waverly Community House.
The event is co-chaired by Cheryl Farrell and Emily Karam.
A “Junior Waddle,” for children aged 8 and under, will take place immediately following the waddle. There is no registration fee for the junior waddle and all participants will receive a ribbon.
Medals will be given in first, second and third place runners in age groups of 50+, 31-50, 16-30 and 15 and under. Gift cards from the National Running Center will be presented to the first overall male and female runners and trophies will be awarded to the first overall male and female walkers.
Major sponsors for the race include Dr. Anders Nelson, in memory of Marianne Nelson; Karam Orthodontics; Gertrude Hawk Chocolates; Allied Glass Industries, Inc.; National Running Center; Elk Mountain; Drs. Quinn Mariotti Abod; Peoples Security Bank and Trust; PNC Bank; LUX Personal Training; Dr. Nat E. Levinson; Walker and Walker P.C.; McGrath’s Pub; Rite-Temp Associates, Inc.; Waverly Deli; Impact Physio and T and H Floor Store.
The staff of Impact Physio will provide taping prior to the race and stretching exercises before and after the race.
For more information and for registration forms visit waverlycomm.org or call 570-586-8191, extension 2.