The Sitrin Health Care Center’s 9th Annual Stars & Stripes Run~Walk for our Nation’s Heroes is going virtual this year. Upon learning that the venue for this event was not going to be available due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Sitrin is changing its format and adding more opportunities for people to become involved.
“The Run~Walk is the primary fundraiser for Sitrin’s Military Rehabilitation Program and we’re moving forward, but in a different direction,” Cheryl Jassak-Huther, special events/planning associate at Sitrin, said.
Jassak-Huther has been working on a virtual event that will include any form of physical activity, in addition to the standard 2 mile walk or 5K run, and it can be completed over a longer period of time. The event will run from Saturday, September 26 until Saturday, October 3, 2020.
“This change has provided more creative ways for people of all ages and abilities to become involved and to complete their 2 or 3.1 mile distances,” Jassak-Huther said. “Sitrin’s virtual event will also include bike riding, roller skating, skateboarding, walking, running, wheelchair road racing, swimming, hiking, and even kayaking or canoeing.”
Participants can track their activities using a GPS, Fitbit, pedometer, or any other device. Sitrin’s 9th Annual Stars & Stripes Run~Walk is proudly presented by Adirondack Bank. Complete details will be forthcoming.