Community gathers for the annual Waverly Waddle

WAVERLY TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Elsewhere, more than 100 runners and walkers hit the pavement Saturday morning for an annual race in Lackawanna County.

The Waverly Waddle is a 5k walk/run which starts and ends at the Waverly community house.

It takes place each May on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend.

The waddle is considered an unofficial kick-off to summer which occurs rain or shine and this morning it was all “Shine”.

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A Waverly man told 28/22 News why he runs the race every year.

“It gets bigger every year and the weather gets better every year so maybe that’s the reason. It contributes back to the comm, it gets people out of their houses for the first nice weather. Runners, walkers, waddlers, watchers,” stated Paul Kairis, who runs at Waverly Waddle each year.

Awards were handed out to winners in each category. Money raised goes to support programs and services offered at the Waverly Community Center.

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