STRIDE AND STROLL - Event benefits WCJC Senior Citizens Program

March 06, 2024
STRIDE AND STROLL - Event benefits WCJC Senior Citizens Program

WHARTON, TEXAS – Wharton County Junior College’s 5K Stride & Stroll is the perfect opportunity to get into shape while helping out a worthy cause. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at Riverfront Park in downtown Wharton and is hosted by the WCJC Senior Citizens program.

“This fundraiser is vital to help take care of seniors within our community,” said Senior Citizens Program Director Traci Myers.

The 5K Stride & Stroll is the program’s largest fundraiser. This year’s event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Wharton. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. the day of the event. Fees are $35 per individual (13 and over), $25 per child (12 and under), and $125 per team of five. Veterans receive a $5 discount. Late fees are assessed for anyone who misses the March 13 early registration deadline. Registration forms are available at the WCJC Senior Citizens Center, Room No. 112 of the LaDieu Technology Center on WCJC’s Wharton campus.

The Wharton site is the program’s primary location, with 4 satellite locations operating in neighboring cities within Wharton and Colorado counties. The centers offer meals, health screenings and social events to participating seniors. Hot food is also delivered to homebound seniors through the Meals on Wheels program.

The program is free of cost to area residents 60 years of age or older.

Myers is hoping for excellent turnout at the 5K Stride & Stroll. The more funds the event can raise, the more services can be provided for the areas’ seniors.

“This is a great opportunity for us as a community to come together and make a very significant impact in the daily lives of our seniors,” Myers said.

Sponsorships are still needed and volunteers are also needed to help work the event. For information, call 979-532-6430 or email Myers at