The Cascade 5K Run is a Neighborhood Planning Unit-Q (NPU-Q) run/walk designed to encourage the community to become more involved with NPU-Q through the building of unity and pride in the Midwest Cascade neighborhood.
“This race is an exciting moment for the Cascade community,” said Councilmember Bottoms. “It’s not only a healthy event, but it is also a social activity that brings the neighborhood together.”
The starting point was at the parking lot of the Quality Living Services Senior Center (QLS), 4001 Danforth Road.
The racing route starts at the QLS Center; goes south along Danforth Road; then right turn (north) on New Hope Road; then right turn (east) on Cascade Road and ends back with a right turn unto Danforth Road and into the QLS Center lot.
“Our goal is to provide a fun, healthy Saturday morning where residents can interact with NPU-Q,” said Corrie McCrary, parliamentarian for NPU-Q. “The race takes us through the beautiful Midwest Cascade neighborhood while allowing us to get to know our neighbors.”
The Cascade 5K Run is being largely supported by funds received from the NPU Grant Program. NPU Q received $3500.00 from the $100,000 allocated in the 2012 Office of Planning budget for activities in support of neighborhood awareness, neighborhood beautification, and leadership and capacity building.