It’s time to pull out your running shoes and prepare for this year’s Hunger Run 5K! It’s a great way for the whole family to get some exercise and have fun while helping those in need in our community.
On Saturday, October 18, Nashoba Valley Medical Center will host its third annual Hunger Run 5K road race, with all proceeds from the event going to Loaves and Fishes, a non-profit organization that provides food and temporary support services to residents of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton and Shirley. The organization also advocates for changes that will promote independence and self-reliance for its clients. In 2013, the pantry distributed approximately 11,000 pounds of food each week and provided food for 968 families.
The Hunger Run 5K, which is professionally timed and has been certified by the U.S. Track and Field Course Certification Program, will begin at Nashoba Valley Medical Center at 11 a.m. and travel along the scenic back roads of Ayer and Groton.
In addition to the Hunger Run, children are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes and enjoy the “Harvest Half Mile Run.” Walkers are also welcome to participate. Fun activities for the whole family will be available at the finish line.
Advanced registration is strongly recommended, and can be accomplished online at active.com (search Hunger Run 5K). Registration on the day of the event is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Register for the Hunger Run by September 22, 2014, and receive a FREE T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for first place male and first place female runners directly following the 5K race.
The cost to register for the 5K race is $20 in advance, $25 for same day registration, $5 for the Half Mile Run and $5 for walkers. We ask that each runner bring one, non-perishable food item to be donated to Loaves and Fishes.
“Nashoba Valley Medical Center is proud to support an organization that helps all those in need including the elderly, the single parent, and people with disabilities." said Nashoba Valley Medical Center, President, Salvatore Perla. "Loaves and Fishes work hard to ensure that those in need are treated with dignity and respect."
Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s annual 5K Hunger Run has generated over $9,200 for Loaves and Fishes and brought out over 300 participants who have donated more than 700 pounds of food to the organization.
Please consider joining us as we run for hunger. Nashoba Valley Medical Center is located at 200 Groton Road, Ayer, Massachusetts. For more information, please call Robin Eibye at 978-784-9000 or email email@example.com. Information on sponsoring the 5K road race can be found by contacting Gary Donia by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.