BINGHAMTON Ė On Feb. 12, runners and walkers from Broome and Chenango Counties will join others across the nation in lacing up their running shoes to raise money for people with disabilities in the third annual Cupidís Chase 5K.
ďThe Cupidís Chase 5K Run is nationwide and will be run simultaneously in 22 other cities in the United States,Ē explained Jeffrey Winner, director of program services for Community Options, the not-for-profit agency which sponsors the fundraiser.
Headquartered in New Jersey, the organization serves individuals with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries by helping them find employment, housing and increase independence. According to Winner, the agencyís Binghamton office serves approximately 185 individuals across a 10 county region, including Chenango.
The local Cupidís Chase 5K event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the run/walk itself will begin at 10 a.m.