The 9th Annual International Mile
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Imagine hearing the native sounds of faraway countries and cultures. You’ve just entered mile 2, the International Mile. The International Mile is coordinated by the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, and sponsored by Mohawk Valley Community College to showcase Central New York’s rich cultural diversity. As you run, you’ll see bands and dance groups representing cultures from around the world. Along with the performers, there will be 192 flags of the United Nations' member states represented along the mile.
International Mile Running Team Information
The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees has formed an International Mile Running Team sponsored by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, made up of current and former refugees, staff and community members. This year’s team includes refugees from Burma, Sudan, and Iraq. Any member of the community is welcome to join and support the wonderful diversity that Utica has to offer.
Anyone interested in receiving more information or getting involved with the International Mile Running Team should contact the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (315) 738-1083.
For more information about the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for the Refugees, visit www.mvrcr.org.