20th Annual Jack O’Lantern Fall Classic 5K and 1.5 Mile Health Walk – October 28, 2017 at 10:00am      


Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

The race is at Whirlpool State Park. The race course includes panoramic and scenic views of the lower Niagara River and the American and Canadian Falls.

On-line registration at

PRE-RACE PACKET PICK-UP DATES: Northpointe Council, Inc., 800 Main St. Ste. 2A, Niagara Falls, NY 14301

* Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 8am-7pm

* Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 8am-7pm

* Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8am – noon

Race Day Pick-Up at 8:30am


* $22 pre-registered before 10/20/17

* $25 after 10/20/17 or on race day

* $19 pre-registered with group of 5 or more participants (must be received by 10/20/17)

***Checkers Athletic Club Members receive a $2.00 discount***

**Long sleeve wicking T-shirt included**

Start & Finish: Whirlpool State Park


Course Certification: NY-13152JG

USATF Sanction # 16-04-I88

$1,250 Total Prize Money!!

$250 – First place male & female finisher

$150 – Second place male & female finisher

$100 – Third place male & female finisher

$ 75 – Fourth place male & female finisher

$ 50 – Fifth place male & female finisher

* Trophies for overall male and female winners of race

* Medals to top three male and female finishers in each age category

Door Prizes:

A variety of door prizes to be given away!

Age Categories (5K):

10 & under, 11-14, 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 and over

Post Race Party:

Provided by Delaware North

Recovery Benefits Everyone LogoSeptember is National Recovery Month and this year’s theme is, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable.”

Northpointe Council, Inc. will be hosting their 7th Annual “Recovery Picnic “on Saturday, September 26th from 12:00 – 4:00pm, at the Oppenheim County Park, 2713 Niagara Falls Blvd, Shelter 23, in the town of Wheatfield.

Lunch will be served from 12:30 – 1:30.  This is a time to celebrate the success of those who are in and who have gone through recovery from substance use and mental health disorders.  This is a family-friendly event.

September 9th – International FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) Awareness Day. This day was chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year, the world will remember that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should abstain from alcohol.

Look At Me Campaign

Red Ribbon Week – October 23-31, 2016

The 2016 National Red Ribbon Week Theme:
YOLO. Be Drug Free.

The Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week. Wear your Red Badge proudly and have the courage to say no to drugs!!!

What is Red Ribbon Week?

It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 23rd – 31st.

The theme was created by Kristopher Jeremiah Oakes and Logan Brehm, sixth graders at Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School in Claysburg, Pennsylvania. Danielle Simpson, school counselor at Claysburg-Kimmel, encouraged all sixth graders at the school to submit  their ideas for the Red Ribbon Week theme contest. The school will receive national recognition and $500 in Red Ribbon Theme merchandise from Nimco, Inc.


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