10th Annual DeSales Race for Fitness

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Published on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

10th Annual DeSales Race for Fitness

Annual DeSales Race for Fitness

Lockport, N.Y.   DeSales Catholic School in Lockport is hosting its 10th annual “Race for Fitness” on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The family focused event will include a 5K race, a one-mile Fun Run, and a Kids Dash for ages 8 and under. This year’s event is chaired by DeSales Alumna and veteran Race Director, Jennifer Murphy.  Proceeds from the event will support the DeSales Home and School Association.

Lending support to DeSales again this year are numerous local businesses led by Niagara County Produce, which will supply gift bags for all race registrants. Participants will also receive an event performance t-shirt and enjoy Post Race refreshments provided by Tops.

Race-Day Registration will open in the school gymnasium at 8:00am at 6914 Chestnut Ridge Road. The adult entry fee is $20 (pre-registration / $25 day of registration) for the 5K, kids 14 and under pay only $10.  The adult entry fee for the 1 Mile walk/run is $15, kids 14 and under pay only $5. Children ages 8 and under are invited to get the day's activities started at 9:00am with the free Kids Dash around the school playing field.

The Race for Fitness is dedicated to the memory of Tim Chesko, a Lockport resident, tri-athlete and marathon runner who was active both in the community, and as a parent at DeSales. Chesko passed away unexpectedly in 2008. Jody Chesko, President of Niagara County Produce, is proud of the continued growth of the race in honor of her late husband. “Tim encouraged our children to be involved in his pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, often training right alongside him,” Ms. Chesko said. “I am always so touched by the number of families that participate in the event, from the oldest to the youngest – it is a day of fitness and fun for everyone, and we are proud to be a part of it,” she added.  Ms. Chesko and her children, Leah, Evan and Jenna, will serve as the official starters for all of the Race for Fitness events.

Race for Fitness Entry forms are available at DeSales Catholic School, all Niagara County Produce locations and online at Register-This.com.   More information and race course maps can be found at DeSalesCatholicSchool.org or by calling (716)433-6422 ext 407.



DeSales 7th graders Gracie Cordle, Anthony Rongo and Riley Bell.

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DeSales Catholic School LogoDeSales is a regional Catholic elementary school, located in the Town of Lockport NY, within the Diocese of Buffalo. The school is a designated STREAM school, a center of excellence that inspires individual students to reach their greatest potential, both inside and outside the classroom, while providing students with the fundamental building blocks to be innovative, critical-thinkers, and responsible future leaders.