The has rescheduled its canceled Flag Day 5K and communitywide 60th anniversary, called off in June due to extreme heat, for a full day on Saturday, Sept. 24, that will also include the second annual Strong Dogs Day event.
The day at the YMCA's main facility at 140 Mount Airy Road is set to begin at 10 a.m. with the Strong Dogs Day activities and informational promotions. The first "Strong Dogs" event
Howver, this year, the Strong Dogs activities will lead at 3 p.m. to the rescheduled Flag Day 5K and one-mile walk, which was called off on
Runners who registered for the June run are automatically reregistered for the rescheduled run, according to information from the YMCA. New runners still may join, and should click here to register, according to the YMCA.
The a transitional and training program for homeless veterans based at the U.S. veterans facility in the Lyons section of the township. The run has been held for a decade.
The day is scheduled to wrap up with a 60th anniversary picnic, to which everyone in the community is invited.
The picnic had been originally been scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on June 9.
In a blog posted earlier this year, YMCA employee Julie Harabedian said the picnic marks one of many events that the YMCA is hosting this year to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
There will be food, games, music, relay races and fun for the entire family, she said.
"I hope that you and your families can make it to the picnic. It will be good old-fashioned fun for everyone and a great way to spend time with our fellow community members," as well as marking a major milestone, she said.
Additional information will be posted as available on the Basking Ridge Patch.