NCNG Band to perform at Windsor 5K

Published 10:47 am Monday, October 25, 2010

WINDSOR – The show…or in this case, the race…will go on.

As residents, business owners and local government officials in the town of Windsor continue their efforts to clean up in the wake of massive flooding that occurred nearly four weeks ago, the community will take time out on Saturday, October 30 to participate in a charity race event to benefit the Good Shepherd Food Pantry of Bertie County.

The event has received a big boost from the North Carolina National Guard Band, which will present a free concert that morning in the parking lot behind the Windsor Town Hall.

The Bertie Spooktacular 5K race begins at 9 a.m. and the Family Fun Run/Walk at 9:30 a.m.  Participants may register on-line at before Oct. 25. Registration forms are available at the Roanoke-Chowan News- Herald, the Bertie Ledger Advance, the Bertie County YMCA and the Chowan County Library.

5K race entry fee is $25 or $20 for runners/walkers under 18.  The 1K Walk/Run event is $10; $5 for children 6 and under.

Participants should meet at the King Street parking lot behind the Windsor Town Hall/Police Station.  Late registration will be available on race day from 7-8:30 a.m.

For those pre-registering by Oct. 25, race day packets may be picked up on Oct. 29 from 4-7 p.m. at the Roanoke-Cashie River Center, 112 West Water Street, Windsor. For information call 252-356-2394.

Spectators are reminded to bring a chair for the race and concert plus canned goods to help fill the race day pick-up truck.  Everyone is encouraged to wear costumes.  A mystery judge will select winners before the 5K race begins.

A variety of food items such as fried chicken, nachos and hot dogs will be available after the race.

Event organizers announced on Monday that several streets will be closed in downtown Windsor on Saturday, Oct. 30 in order to accommodate the participants as well as to guarantee their safety.

The major streets that will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. are York Street, King Street  (from School St. to Pitt St.), Queen Street (from Pitt St. to Granville St.), one block of Granville Street (between Queen St. and King St.), and Sterlingworth Street (between Hofler Ave. and West Watson St.).

Flyers bearing information concerning the street closures will be distributed door to door this week to notify Windsor residents and businesses along these routes.

All streets will re-open as soon as the last runner passes by.

The event committee urge residents to turn out to support the runners along the route. They also issued a “thank-you” to the Town of Windsor and the Windsor Police for their assistance.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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