Please join us on Thursday June 2, 2022 at 6:30pm for the inaugural Mason Forever 5K Run/Walk! The Mason FOREVER Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes youth sports and students pursuing a degree in the medical/health/fitness fields. The foundation was established in 2020 in honor of Mason Sawyer Monteleone, a Junior on the Deans List at Florida State University. He was majoring in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences when he tragically died in a car accident on August 28th, 2020.
Sports, physical health, mental health and education were core to his being. Mason played youth football for the Lewiston Porter Youth Football Club and travel soccer for the Niagara Pioneer Soccer Club. He also participated in soccer, basketball, wrestling and track while in middle school at Lewiston-Porter. He attended Canisius High School where he participated in soccer, rugby and wrestling. He was also a member of the Catholic NY State Champion Canisius High School football team. He enjoyed snowboarding, skiing, and jet skiing.
The Mason FOREVER Foundation was established to support other young people that share the same passions as Mason. We would like to thank everyone that has already donated. Your generous support keeps Mason alive in our hearts and memories by promoting the ideals that embodied him. This year the foundation will grant two scholarships to like-minded learners who are studying in the health or fitness fields. Brenden Perreault, a pre-med student at UB, was awarded the first scholarship in August 2021. For additional information please visit the Mason Forever Foundation website.
Route map for Mason Forever 5K by Paul Beatty on plotaroute.com
The race will start and finish at Artpark State Park at the football practice fields (next to the dog park). The proposed course (shown above) will have a water station located at the midpoint and bottled water and light food/snacks will be provided at the finish line after the race.
Artpark State Park
Portage Road Entrance
Lewiston, NY 14092
REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUPOnline registration will remain open right up until the start of the race or until sold out. All participants who register by 5/25/22 are guaranteed to receive an official Mason Forever 5K shirt in their desired size. We will order a limited quantity of extra shirts after this date in a variety of sizes that will be made available during checkout on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are gone.
5K Adult Registration (19 and older)$25 through 5/24/22 then $30
5K Student Registration (18 and under)
$20 through race day
If you have a team of ten or more participants, please have your coach reach out to Tracy Monteleone at 716-525-0409 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for discount pricing information and team application forms. There will be prizes (TBD) for the largest team!
Mail-in Registration Option
If you prefer to mail in your registration, please download the race waiver below and mail to the address shown. You must complete and mail the waiver along with your check payable to Mason FOREVER Foundation. Paper applications must be received by 5-30-22.
>Mason FOREVER 5K Application & Waiver
RACE DAY REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP
Race day registration and packet pickup will take place in the large parking lot at the top of Artpark Hill (enter via Portage Road) from 5pm until the start of the race at 6:30pm.
AGE GROUPS & AWARDS
Hand crafted trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers. Age group medals will be presented at the awards ceremony after the race. Participants can also download custom finisher certificates from the event page and view/share finish line photos following the race!
14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and older
*Race organizers reserve the right to offer 5-year age groups based on participation
There will be plenty of free parking available Artpark State Park. There is a grass lot near the start finish line and two large parking lots at the top of the hill a short 5-6 minute walk.
CONTACT / INFORMATION
For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Tracy Monteleone at 716-525-0409 (email@example.com) or Lucia Sanchez at 716-697-2697 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: state of emergency, shelter-in-place, limit on social gatherings, etc) we want runners to know up front that we reserve the right to reschedule the event date if needed OR convert this to a virtual event. There will be no refunds.
TIMING & FINISH LINE SERVICES
Professional timing and finish line services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:
- FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
- RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
- Scrolling Results TV Monitor
Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!