The Character Chase 5K, which helps fund character-centered programming that serves all sectors of the WNY regional community, will take place Saturday, July 20 starting 11 a.m. The event is designed to bring additional prominence to the quest for character excellence and serves to highlight the importance of physical activity and personal fitness as an appropriate complement to overall wellness. The tree-lined course runs through the Village of Hamburg ending just in time for the opening of Hamburg’s BurgerFest, where racers are treated to live music, food and prizes. Runners, walkers, and even baby strollers are invited to participate. Registration check-in begins 9 a.m. Awards and Prizes start 12:30 p.m. Register by July 8 to receive a free technical T-shirt. Also, consider entering the Team Challenge with four runners. To register, visit online at www.charactercouncilwny.org/cc5k.html. For information on becoming a sponsor for this event or joining the Character Chase Committee, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-0702.