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Posted Online: March 03, 2014, 1:31 pm
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Press release submitted by Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI)


Healthy Living & Quality Family Time motivates people to sign up for the CASI St. Patrick's Day Race

Registration is open for the Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Race on March 15, 2014 in downtown Davenport. The 2014 St. Patrick's Day Race marks the 4th year that Russell Construction will be the Presenting Sponsor of the CASI event.
"The winter of 2014 stands as one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record for the Quad Cities. The snow and cold are really hurting our registration numbers as runners, walker and revelers cannot even fathom being outside yet!" Laura Kopp, CEO of CASI states. "We are hoping for a break in the weather which will get everyone thinking of Spring and the great outdoors again. This is our largest fundraising event and the success of it all relies on the participation of our community." The Center for Active Seniors, Inc. provides programing and services to local seniors and their families in an effort to ensure our seniors live a long, healthy and independent life for as long as possible.
Lindsey Swearinger from Davenport Iowa isn't letting the weather stop her and her kids Emerson & Brayden from participating in this year's race. Lindsey decided last year to make a life style change by eating healthy and exercising on a daily basis to be a good role model for her 5 year old kids. With that, Lindsey has started participating in races and marathons and this year she's kicking off the season with the CASI St. Patrick's Day Race. "I signed my kids up this year for the ¼ Mile Tot Trot race and they can't wait! They found out there's a costume contest and they talk more about what costume they're going to wear instead of the race itself, they're excited." Lindsay states.
Register at CasiSeniors.org or at CASI (1035 West Kimberly Road, Davenport). This year's race includes the Sears Manufacturing ¼ Mile Tot Trot, Northwest Bank & Trust 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk and the Russell Construction 5K Road Race. Additionally, this year we're introducing the Unity Point Health Trinity Corporate Challenge where we encourage companies and their employees to sign up for the race. The company with the most participants wins the traveling trophy and bragging rights for the entire year. Back again are the Eye Surgeons Associates Costume Contest and the Lighting of the QC School Challenge. Register at CasiSeniors.org.
CASI relies upon volunteer support to assist with race activities - If you're not a runner but still want to be involved in this fun community event, sign up to volunteer! Call CASI at 563-386-7477, ext. 0 and sign up! We have a great variety of volunteer positions available!
For more information, please call: Sarah Arp at CASI at: 563.386.7477, 229 (office) or 563.343.0038 (cell) or email at: sarp@casiseniors.org
CASI, 1035 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa. CASI is open Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm. www.CasiSeniors.org

















 




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