Support Hopewell Valley’s Youth at 41st Annual Pennington 5K

Organizers of the Pennington 5K are planning the 41st Annual Pennington 5K race.    The race will take place on Saturday, May 20, just before the opening of Pennington Day. The race is expected to attract more than 300 people. Proceeds of the race will benefit both the Hopewell Valley YMCA and the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

This race has been a critical fundraiser for both organizations. The YMCA’s Strong Kids Annual Campaign, used to provide scholarship for YMCA programs, will benefit while the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance will earmark proceeds for youth leadership and development opportunities.

The race committee is pleased to announce Kenyan Ambassador, the Honorable Robinson Njeru Githae as this year’s Honorary Chairman who will officially open the race at 9:00 AM Saturday morning.

Kenyan Ambassador

“As soon as we learned of the Ambassador’s upcoming visit to the Hopewell Valley community, we wanted to honor him during the race,” said Doug Pszczolkowski, CEO of the Hopewell Valley YMCA and Heidi Kahme, Coordinator of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

The morning events include and 1 mile fun run for students in grades K-8 at 8:30 AM, a USATF certified and sanctioned 5K race/walk at 9:15 AM with registration beginning at 8:00 AM and opening ceremonies at 9:00 AM. Participants can expect music, post race refreshments and race T-shirts for the first 200 registered participants.  Awards will be given to top male and female in nine age categories.

Race registration can be found on the Hopewell Valley YMCA’s website: or by calling the Y at 737-3048 or the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance at 537-0242. Sponsorship information can be found at

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