First Posted: 5/16/2013
The Greater Pittston YMCAs Susquehanna Stride 5K and Half Marathon will be taking place Sunday, May 26, starting at 8 a.m. beginning at the Greater Pittston YMCA.
The race will take runners throughout the heart of Pittston and two surrounding boroughs, Jenkins Township and Hughestown.
With runners being on the roads the YMCA warns drivers that there will be temporary road closings to allow runners to go through major intersections.
These interruptions will only last a few minutes but these interruptions are for the safety of the runners and the drivers.
Drivers are being asked if they are driving in the Greater Pittston Area to please be vigilant and cautious when driving within the Stride route.
If you see runners on the road please slow down to pass them.
About the YMCA
The Y is a nonprofit like no other.
That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.
The Y is community centered. For nearly 128 years, we’ve been listening and responding to the Greater Pittston’s needs.
The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Y has local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.
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