Save the date!
The sixth annual Allies in Disguise 5K and Mile has been set for 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29 at Craig Park in Painted Post.
The event is AIM Independent Living Center's fall fundraiser.
Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes, and a prize will be awarded for the best costume. There will be food, music and children's activities.
A professional timing service will provide chipped timing for the 5K. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in nine age groups, male and female.
Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female winners, as well as the top male and female finishers in wheelchairs.
A new feature in the 5K this year is a team competition, with teams of four runners. Prizes will be awarded to the male, female and mixed teams based on the four runners' combined time. Team members also compete individually in the 5K.
The registration fee is $20 per person for both the 5K and mile. For families or groups of two or more, the fee is $15 per person. Teams can register for the 5K for $60.
The registration fee includes an Allies in Disguise T-shirt.
As an additional fundraiser, AIM is offering awareness key chains and bracelets, with different colors representing types of disabilities, for $5 apiece.
To register in advance or purchase awareness key chains and bracelets, click
Runners who pre-register will be able to pick up their bibs between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 at the Corning AIM office, 271 E. First St.
There will also be race-day registration available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Oct. 29.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for area businesses to support Allies in Disguise. For a list of sponsorship incentives, click
Proceeds support AIM's programs and services to help people with disabilities live independently.
For more information, contact John Zick, AIM's director of government and public affairs, at
or (607) 962-8225, Ext. 116.