Tuesday, January 29, 2013
More than 1,100 runners registered for the third annual event, hosted by the Utica Education Association and Utica Paraprofessionals Association.
The third annual Freeze Your Franny 5K run/walk lived up to its name Saturday, with a record number of runners braving bitter temperatures to take part in the race. Organized by the Utica Education Association and Utica Paraprofessionals Association, the Freeze Your Franny 5K celebrated its third year at Stony Creek Metropark Saturday, Jan. 26. More than 1,100 participants registered for the race, which also served to benefit MCREST (Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team), the Macomb County Food Bank and 4 Paws 1 Heart. “Our primary purpose is to promote wellness, but we thought we could also support local charities that may not have their own large event,” said event director and Roberts Elementary teacher Nancy Smith, in a …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Proceeds from the run/walk benefit MCREST, the Macomb County Food Bank and 4 Paws 1 Heart.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The 2013 Freeze Your Franny 5K run/walk is Jan. 26 at Stony Creek Metropark, with proceeds benefiting MCREST, the Macomb County Food Bank and 4 Paws 1 Heart.
With warming tents, snow-free running paths and an endless supply of hot cocoa, organizers of the Freeze Your Franny 5K say there is no excuse for skipping this winter exercise and charitable fund-raiser. “This is a no excuse event,” said event director and Roberts Elementary teacher Nancy Smith. “This is a chance to get out and get active in the winter. It is so beautiful at Stony Creek and I don’t think you could find a more perfect event.” Hosted by the Utica Education Association and Utica Paraprofessionals Association, the Freeze Your Franny 5K run/walk will return to Stony Creek Metropark for its third year Saturday, Jan. 26. "As teachers and parapros, we’re always working to raise awareness of issues like obesity and providing …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Record number turn out for Saturday's winter race at Stony Creek.
Nearly 1,000 runners and walkers hurtled through Stony Creek Metropark Saturday morning during the second annual “Freeze Your Franny” 5K race. The record number of participants braved below freezing temperatures, blowing snow, and sometimes brisk winds during the event. This was the second year for the race, sponsored by the Utica Education Association’s Staywell Committee; about 450 registered in 2011. Nancy Smith, Freeze Your Fanny event director and president of the Staywell Committee, believes the numbers were up because there are fewer opportunities to run in the cold and the event is well organized. Proceeds from Freeze Your Franny go to the American Cancer Society. The morning race started at the boat dock near Eastwood Beach and …