Monday, May 18, 2009

A new East Bay Food Pantry on the corner of Wood and Franklin Streets is having a benefit 5K run/walk in June

Get Off Your Can!
5K Run/Walk to Benefit New East Bay Food Pantry

Shake a leg for those in need on Saturday, June 20th, with the 5K Run/Walk To End Hunger. The walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at Colt State Park in Bristol. The event will benefit the newly formed East Bay Food Pantry, an outreach of the First Congregational Church of Bristol. The East Bay Food Pantry will be located at 150 Franklin Street in Bristol in the Franklin Court complex, alongside the Stone Soup Thrift Shop, a companion outreach designed to help the pantry become self-sustaining. The East Bay Food Pantry will complement the work of other local organizations which are committed to ending hunger in the East Bay community.

Race registration for individuals 16 and up is $15 with pre-registration by June 10th, and $20 the day of the event. Children 15 and under may participate for free with the donation of a canned good. The first 100 to register will receive an event t-shirt. Official times will be tracked and posted by Spitler Race systems. This race is sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

Runners will be divided by gender into the following age groups: Under 15, Ages 16-24, Ages 25-39, and Age 40+. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female in each running group. Walkers will begin the race after the runners depart.

For information on how you can register, please contact Anita Randall at or call 253-7288.

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