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TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. — Rain or shine, Trumansburg Rotary again hosts the 9th Annual Chris Bond Tburg Rotary 5K Run/Walk & Youth Run, this year on Sunday October 25th at 10 a.m., starting and ending on the Trumansburg School Campus.

All proceeds of the race will be used to benefit the Chris Bond Memorial Scholarship Fund, Trumansburg Rotary Programs, and Sports Boosters. School facilities — locker rooms, showers, bathrooms, and tent — will be available to participants, as well as post-race refreshments.

The popular USATF-certified course through Village streets is a fast flat race course with a downhill finish, winding up back on the campus. The major sponsor of year’s race is Ehrhart Energy.

Participants can register now on line at http://www.lightboxreg_2015.com/chris-bond-run-5k or print out the registration form from the Trumansburg Rotary website and mail it, along with the registration fee, to Trumansburg Rotary, P.O. Box 259, Trumansburg, NY, 14886.

The entry fee is $30, students 18 and under $15, youth run (ages 12 and under) $8. The first fifty registrants will receive a handsome Chris Bond Run T-shirt.

On-site race-day registration takes place from 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. The 5K Run and Walk begins at 10:00 a.m. and the Youth Run begins at 10:05 a.m..  The awards ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Proceeds of the run, which are dedicated to the memory of Trumansburg runner and soccer coach Chris Bond, benefit the Chris Bond Memorial Scholarship Fund, Trumansburg Rotary programs, and Trumansburg Sports Boosters.

Rotary was founded on the motto “Service Above Self.” Chris Bond gave that same commitment with his ability to put families of all ages together, sharing in healthful activity through sports, community, and the spirit of volunteerism.

An avid lifelong runner of marathons as well as local community races, Bond became the Pied Piper of soccer in Trumansburg, having started the Trumansburg Soccer Programs in 1977, and helping organize other county youth soccer programs.

He accompanied club teams to England to compete and learn about culture across the Atlantic.  He steadfastly encouraged children to get up and run, get involved in healthful teamwork, and build self esteem.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.