The Truman Tiger Classic, a 20-year-old 5K and Family Fun Run that raises money for teachers' educational enrichment projects in Bristol Township, is moving to historic Pennsbury Manor.
Renamed "The Tiger Classic at Penn's Manor" the race’s date has been changed to Sunday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. from its traditional Friday evening in early June.
The boards of both organizations voted earlier this year to collaborate on the race in order to make it grow. Organizers have enlisted the help of volunteers from the Bucks County Road Runners to chart a 5K course and Fun Run Trail on Pennsbury Manor’s spacious gardens and grounds. The two organizations are working together to find sponsors.
"Our schools and Pennsbury Manor are a good match," said Eileen Kelliher, who administers the Bristol Township Educational Advancement Fund, the 501(c) (3) foundation that manages the Tiger Classic. "We have an established race and the Manor has a gorgeous setting for the event, a lot of parking space and a shared mission: Education."
Doug Miller, Historic Site Administrator at Pennsbury Manor, said that his board is seeking ways to reach out to local residents to bring them to the Manor.
"We are excited about the many opportunities available through a partnership with Bristol Township," Miller said.
Among other things, the race organizers are considering combining the race with a family day at Pennsbury Manor.
Proceeds will be shared by the Bristol Township Educational Advancement Fund and Pennsbury Manor’s 501 (c) 3, The Pennsbury Society.
For more information or to sign up for the race go to: www.btsd.us and look for Tiger Classic.