Jericho Road Ministries announces its first annual 5K, “Run Along Jericho Road.” The walk/run event will be held June 16th, 2012, beginning at 9 a.m., at the corner of West Avenue and Breckenridge Street, in zip code 14213 in Buffalo. Eric Budin, Director of Partner Development for Jericho Road Ministries, comments: “This is the first 5K of its kind run on Buffalo’s West Side. Participants will be taken through its historic neighborhoods and have the chance to see all the great things happening on Buffalo’s West Side.”

The event is designed to allow more people to encounter the West Side, to show our neighbors that we embrace them, and to raise funds to support the ongoing work of our organization facilitating wellness and self-sufficiency in the lives of refugee and low-income community members. The walk/run will take participants through the homes and businesses unique to the West Side and past each of Jericho Road Ministries’ three locations. It will conclude at our 184 Barton Street location, which also houses our partner organization, Jericho Road Family Practice. Snacks and water, including goods donated by Rich Products, will be available at this location following completion of the 5K.

Pre-registration for the event is encouraged, in order to receive the event t-shirt at the conclusion of the race. The registration form and waiver, as well as a map of the route, is available at our website: www.jrm-buffalo.org. The cost for the event is $25 for adults, and $10 for students and AmeriCorps members, with an option for credit card payment through our website. Parking will be available at Rich Products’ Parking Lot at Niagara Street and West Ferry Street.