The 10th Annual Newtown Road Race is being held this morning. It's a benefit event for Newtown Youth and Family Services. Executive Director Candace Bohr says the proceeds from the 5K and from a Kids Run will go toward financial assistance and programming costs.
On-site registration for the event at Dickinson Park starts at 7:30. The race begins at 8am. Walnut Hill Community Church is sponsoring a mobile Peach Wave yogurt truck. There will also be fitness consultations by The Edge of Danbury and smoothies from Robeks of Danbury.
Newtown Youth and Family Services is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau. The organization provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.
Several roads will be closed off from 7am until 10am for the event. Roads/routes affected include: Route 302, Elm Dr., Deep Brook Rd., Juniper Rd., Birch Rise Dr., Nettleton Ave., Baldwin Rd. A map of the course in its entirety can be found on the NYFS website.