Moms and their families lace up for Schenectady’s 36th annual Mother’s Day 5K

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — What’s the best way to celebrate Mother’s Day? How about burning some calories?

“It’s a really great way for moms to start out their day in a healthy way, and we get the whole family involved,” said Race Director Dee Gordon.

It’s the 36th Mother’s Day 5K in Central Park put on by Best Fitness and the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club. Despite the rain, a record 350 moms and their families went stride for stride in a healthy show of appreciation for the superwoman who keeps it all together.

“We’ve been doing it since they were in the running stroller,” said Mom Kim Irwin.

And this year was no different. Kim Irwin’s daughter said their Mom is constantly encouraging their whole family to practice healthy habits and Sunday they were back to continue their Mother’s Day tradition.

“She like tells me to run faster. It’s part of mother’s day, being with your family, being active, showing the girls that we can do it and having them be a part of it,” said Irwin.

Over the puddles and through the woods, these Moms kept in stride.

Some Moms were running with their kids who still live at home and some other Moms had older kids. Kathy Butrate said her youngest child just left for college.

“This is the first turn around year that it’s not all about my kids, my kids, my kids. This year it’s a little bit more about what I can do to get myself back and healthy. So, it’s kind of empowering,” said Butrate.

Time and place didn’t matter at the end of this race. It was all meant to put a smile on Mom’s face.

Happy Mother’s Day from News10ABC.

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