On Saturday June 22, 2019 at the Newburgh Recreation Center , Keep It Moving (K-I-M) with support from Blacc Vanilla, Shred and We Are Newburgh are hosting Keep It Moving 5K Rn/Walk and Community Fun Day.
This exciting day will kick off with a 5k Run/Walk, a kids fun run, community fair with join along activities such as Zumba, yoga and kickball. Food trucks and music will provide an electric atmosphere to keep the day flowing.
The City of Newburgh Recreation Center will allow K-I-M to utilize the building for rest rooms and relief from the heat of the day.There is a registration fee for the 5K with the proceeds benefiting Keep It Moving. The skate park will be alive with skaters celebrating Go Skate Day in honor of Zane. Mobile Life has agreed to donate stand by EMS care to make this day fun and safe for everyone.
An awesome aspect of this event is that its genesis was quite organic. The young skaters in the Newburgh Community, created the event Go Skate for Zane. June 21 is National Go Skate Day and they chose to honor my son Zane Mandel Michalak this year.
Zane was an avid skateboarder and knew many of the young men involved in the skate park, He was an adventurous, sweet man and he really loved Newburgh. He grew up in Newburgh and attended Newburgh Schools, played pop warner football and planned on raising his family here. Zane died at 22 after graduating from Siena College with a Social Work degree and had just started working for a non-profit in the City of Newburgh. Keep It Moving is dedicated in his playful, spirited memory and life, and this event event embodies Zane's energy.
Funded by Newburgh, NY (May 2019)