The Jake Kahn 5k Fun Run/Walk is on Sunday Oct 4th at 10:00am to benefit the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association’s School Tour program. This is the 5th annual event to raise money for this valuable outreach program which brings VYOA orchestras and choruses to schools around the state. These annual school tours are a great opportunity for VYOA musicians to share their artistry with school children in our region and to get them excited about music, learning an instrument, and performing music with their peers. Each year the VYOA’s three orchestras and two choruses perform 8 school concerts for nearly 2,500 school children. This fundraiser helps offset the travel costs of bringing our students to schools in our region.
This annual 5k Fun Run/Walk was organized by VYO trumpeter Jake Kahn in 2011 who is now a senior at CVU. It starts at the Elley-Long Music Center, home of the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, located at 223 Ethan Allen Avenue in Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester.
Area businesses in support of the VYOA and Jake Kahn have donated some fantastic prizes. Notable large prizes this year include a “Flyboard Vermont” session and a Bash Badge at Smugglers’ Notch.
Fleet Feet Sports in Essex Junction has provided $10 coupons to all participants to partially or fully offset the cost of registration.
Registration fees go directly to the VYOA to support this program and are tax deductible.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Registration at 9:00am
Race Start at 10:00am
Elley-Long Music Center
223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
Youth -Age 17: $10
Maximum per family: $40
Please visit vyoafunrun.webs.com to register, to make a donation, or to view prizes and the route