The Rochester Community Runs and Walks for Meals on Wheels

Dash down the Clinton River Trail to support Meals on Wheels on Saturday, June 3

All the proceeds will benefit the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) Meals on Wheels program, which provides daily meals for homebound senior seven days a week.

Supporting the Meals on Wheels program in our community is important due to the overwhelming need for its services. In 2016, OPC’s Nutrition Department prepared over 94,000 home delivered meals for nine different communities in Oakland County. The OPC 5K Run or Walk for Meals raises funds to help support this program.

Meal on Wheels 5K Run

Meal on Wheels 5K Run

On Saturday, June 3, runners and walkers will take to the starting line at 8:00 a.m. at the OPC and race down the serene Clinton River Trail. The 5K course is flat with only one hill making it the perfect course for any athlete. There is a reduced entry fee for pre-registered participants before May 29: $15 for ages 12 and under and $20 all other participants. Race day entry fee is $30. All pre-registered participants will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Awards will be given in 10-year age groups for all timed participants. For online registration, visit to register online. Also, don’t forget to say hi to Hooper from the Detroit Pistons on June 3. No matter if you run or walk across the finish line, the OPC thanks you for supporting Meals on Wheels.

More About the OPC

The Older Persons’ Commission is a non-profit state-of-the-art senior community center for people 50 years and older located in Rochester. Before the commission’s creation in 1983, the organization provided basic transportation services and a place for older individuals to gather but now the OPC offers nutrition programs, senior resources, health and wellness programs, leisure travel, performing arts and intergenerational programs. The Health and Wellness Department amenities include a cardio and weight room, lap and therapy pool, fitness classes, walking track, personal training, Crittenton Wellness Center and full size gym.

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