Final Danielle 5K Run/Walk This Sunday

BINGHAMTON, NY - Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala and Binghamton Mayor Matthew T. Ryan were joined by members of the Stento family, at a news conference Wednesday, May 2nd at 10am to announce the details of the 16th and final Danielle 5K Run/Walk.

The Danielle 5K Run/Walk is organized each year by the Broome County STOP-DWI program in honor of Danielle Stento, a young woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a car driven by a drunk driver. Since 1991, the Danielle 5K Run/Walk has raised nearly $300-thousand dollars to help support local SADD chapters and to support local organizations that help spread the anti-drunk driving message.

This morning, Danielle's mother, Diane Stento, said this was a bittersweet time because while the Danielle 5K Run/Walk has been a tremendous community event with an important message, it is time to move on. She announced that Danielle and her family will still be involved in spreading the important anti-drunk driving message but the Danielle 5K will come to an end.

“The Stento family has given this community so much over the years. They are a courageous model for us all to follow,” said Executive Fiala.

Organizers say they are looking forward to a beautiful day filled with lots of fun activities for adults and kids. This year's event is scheduled for May 6th at MacArthur Park in Binghamton.

Registration: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
5K Run: 10:00 a.m.
5K Walk: 11:00 a.m.
5K Awards Ceremony: 11:45 a.m.
Tot Trot: Noon
Dance with Bill Grace: 12:15 p.m.
Banner Contest:12:30 p.m.
Free Concert “Splash”: 1:30 p.m.

STOP-DWI stands for "Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated". The STOP-DWI Program was enacted by the State Legislature in 1981 for the purposes of empowering county governments to coordinate local efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug-related traffic crashes within the context of a comprehensive and financially self-sustaining alcohol and highway safety program.