Every summer there is a 5K Charity Run in the Adirondacks to benefit local children’s healthcare. The run is sponsored by the Hudson Headwaters Healthcare Network which operates 13 walk-in clinics from Glens Falls to the Canadian border. The run takes place very close to camp and finishes at Suzie Q’s right here in Brant Lake. Camp sponsors all Point O’Pines runners that qualify. Campers quality by completing an in-camp training program that is part of our “Stay Fit for Life” activity in which all campers participate.
We enter campers from ages 7 to 15 and staff as well, who run with the campers. We usually enter about 175 campers and every camper is capable of finishing the run. Not only is this run good for the community but it is a major accomplishment for most campers. We are very proud of our girls and believe that this worthwhile event elevates the self esteem of all the participants. It also encourages good eating habits and body training.
This years race was this morning, and the campers has a great time. Congratulations to all the runners!