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March 9, 2023

DOYLESTOWN - YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties will host the 13th annual Bucks County Strong 5K and Family Fun Run on Saturday, May 6 as part of the Bucks 5k Series. Pre-race events begin at 8:00 that morning, with the 1-Mile Fun Run starting at 8:30, and the 5K race at 9:00. 

Runners of all ages are welcome to take part in the 5K, which begins at the Y, travels the picturesque scenery of Doylestown, and finishes at War Memorial Stadium at Central Bucks West High School. The 1-Mile Family Fun Run takes place on the track at the stadium itself, encouraging young runners to aspire to run the full 5K in years to come.

“Every year for 12 years, hundreds of runners and their families have shown off their Bucks County strength at the Y’s 5K,” said Zane Moore, president and CEO of YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties. “It is a privilege to be part of the Bucks 5K series, promoting and giving a platform for the community's health. Each year we add more fun family engagement opportunities so that all who attend have a memorable experience.”

This year, the race will feature pre-race music and entertainment, organized warm-up and cool-down activities, a festive awards ceremony, and an after-race gathering at Villa Capri, at 51 West Court St. in Doylestown. YMCA Stay & Play will be open for race participants and free for all registered runners who need child care during the race. 

Current sponsors of this year’s 5K include GMG Insurance and Penn Community Bank. For more information, potential sponsors are invited to reach out to Maggie Lester, 

The fourth race scheduled in the series this year, 2023 marks the YMCA’s seventh time as part of the Bucks 5K Series. In its 27th year, the Bucks 5K Series is designed for runners of all ages and abilities, with events scheduled from March until June. To learn more about the YMCA Bucks County Strong 5K and Family Fun Run and to register, please visit