The Chocolate 5K began in 2015 through the efforts and enthusiasm of James and Sabrina Roe. They are avid and accomplished runners, and they work tirelessly for the Bethlehem Church as well; they conceived a plan to combine a love for running with a way to raise Mission and Outreach funds for the work of our church. They expected to have about 100 entrants; they had 376!! Last year was an amazing success and we look forward to Chocolate 5K 2018 on April 28th 2019.
The Bethlehem Church uses the proceeds of the race to benefit the Mission and Community Outreach Fund. This fund supports some local charities we work with-First Presbyterian Church of Washingtonville's Backpack Program, Country Kids Food Pantry in Washingtonville, VBS at Bethlehem, and we have done a number of outreach events through church as well. (Community Easter Egg Hunt, Community Costume Party, Opertion Christmas Child boxes)
Almost 400 runners and walkers participated in the event!