7th Annual Character Chase 5K

5K/Run Walk
Village of Hamburg
Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Character Chase 5K Race begins at Union Pleasant Elementary School on the Pleasant Avenue side at 9:30am. The USATF/RRTC certified sanctioned course will take you through the beautiful tree lined streets of the Village of Hamburg.

Register Online Register paper
Race Fees:
Individual – $20.00
Team Challenge (4) – $70.00
Race Day
Individual – $25.00
Team Challenge (4) – $100.00
**Free “Dry-Fit” Shirts to the first 250 registrants!! **
Top three runners in each age bracket-
Male and Female and Team Challenge (4 Runners/Walkers)
9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Post race refreshments, awards and music will be held at Carte Blanche (formerly Buffalo Street Grill) and Mike’s Village Service near the Burgerfest event. Proceeds from this family fun, healthy event benefit the many character-centered activity programs of the Character Council of Western New York.
Early Packet Pick Up
Carte Blance (formerly Buffalo Street Grill)
61 Buffalo Street
Hamburg, NY 14075
Friday, July 15, 2016

5 pm to 8 pm

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up
Union Pleasant Elementary School
150 Pleasant Avenue
Hamburg, NY 14075
Saturday, July 16, 2016
7:30 am

Additional Current Programming 

“Creating a Culture of Character” Seminars- one or more seminars, workshops, or conferences presented on a yearly basis, designed to offer character programs to area schools, businesses and organizations. Seminars feature locally-and nationally-recognized speakers. Discounts offered to member schools and organizations.

“Champions for Change: Character Has a Noble Goal… Excellence!” Youth Leadership Program-character based, interactive seminars targeting middle-and-high-school aged students.

 Character Carnivala fun-filled family event, targeting elementary school children. Usually held in March, the day features local entertainers who deliver a character-based message. Representatives from area schools design booths where children can learn about character virtues through games, crafts and activities.

School/Business/Organization Memberships and monthly virtue poster distribution– Area schools, businesses and organizations are offered the opportunity to join the Character Council and receive the monthly character-virtue posters. Each poster highlights a certain character trait along with its definition and suggestions for implementation.

Character Chase 5K Fundraiser-our largest fundraiser at this time- Each July, in conjunction with Hamburg’s Burgerfest, the Character Council sponsors a 5K race through the Village of Hamburg. Monies raised through the race fund character initiatives for the coming year.

Character Excellence Consortium- Underpinned by the Champions for Character: Ambassadors for Character Excellence Program, the Consortium is a broad-based, multi-sector stakeholder-ship which provides the opportunity to sustain credibility, increase awareness, grow interest, and secure dependable support for the overall character initiative.

 Integrity in Action– a Character Recognition Program designed to honor adult individuals and organizations for the demonstration of one or more of the character virtues. Recognitions take place at various times and locations.

Character Excellence Scholarship and Grant Program– This initiative was begun in 2013 with a $10,000 grant from the Harvest Time Partners Foundation, David Esposito, Principal. Scholarships are awarded to deserving high-school seniors on the basis of character essay and supporting information from relatives, teachers or friends. Grants are awarded to schools on the basis of character programs which will be implemented within their schools or organizations. Scholarships and grants are presented at a May dinner.

Leadership Development. The Character Council offers leadership-training workshops featuring presenters licensed by Strata Leadership. The following topics are offered: The C3 Concept (Character- the Key to Success); Building Trust; Communication and Listening Skills; Setting and Reaching Goals; Time Management; Dynamic Leadership-Active, Engaging, and Transforming; Stress Management; Generational Differences at Work; and Building Teamwork.