Cambridge’s Whole Foods Market 5k & 1 Mile Kids Run on September 15th!

shutterstock_64772668-225x300Is there a better way to spend a Sunday morning in Cambridge / Boston than doing something great for others and yourself?  Probably not.  Register now for the 3rd Annual Whole Foods Market 5K & Kids Fun Run on Sunday, September 15th.  The race benefits The Greater Boston Food Bank and CitySprouts, an organization bringing vegetable gardening into public schools. Beginning and ending at Danehy Park in Cambridge, this fun run is a great opportunity for the whole family to get out and move.  Plus, there are prizes for the 5K winners!

Cash prizes will be awarded to the overall winners in both Women’s and Men’s categories.  1st Place wins $250, 2nd Place takes home $100 and 3rd Place receives $75.  $25 Whole Foods Gift Cards will also be awarded to winners in the following categories:

  • 18 and under
  • 19-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70 and over
  • Wheelchair

Kids 7-12 have the chance to run in a one mile race with all finishers receiving a fun run medal.  Kids of all ages will also enjoy

  • fun activities
  • free goodies
  • face painting
  • kids obstacle course
  • bounce house
  • music and more!

Participation in the race will give family and friends some extra special quality bonding time.  It also puts food on hungry family tables in the immediate short term and the long term future.   The Greater Boston Food Bank works to “End Hunger Here”.   They strive to provide food for at least one meal a day to recipients in need right now.  CitySprouts works to teach the next generation how to grow and produce their own food.   Partnering with public schools to introduce school gardens as a core element of public school education.   Children receive hands-on experience in growing food in a garden.

The race commences at 10:00 AM at Danehy Park.  The course starts on New St., then makes an elliptical loop using Bay State Rd. Alpine St., Concord Ave., Fayerweather St., Brattle St., Concord Ave., Bond St., Garden St. and Sherman St., back to the park near the New St. parking lot.

Advance on-line registration is $25 for adults and FREE for kids.  Race day on-site registration is $30.  Packet pick-up is available at the Whole Foods Market Fresh Pond store in Cambridge on Friday 9/13 from 4 PM – 8 PM and Saturday 9/14 from 1 PM – 5 PM.  On-site registration and packet pick up on race day starts at 7:30 AM.

WHOLE FOODS FRESH POND MALL
200 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138
 
DANEHY PARK

87 New Street Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

3rd Annual Whole Foods Market 5K and Fun Run.  Sunday, September 15, 2013.  10:00 AM.

 

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