WALLINGFORD, CONN., May 16, 2016 – More than 100 runners have registered online for the Connecticut Food Bank Miles For Meals 5K Race set for Sunday, June 5, at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. Presenting sponsor is Citizens Bank.
Runners will start at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee for individual runners is $32. Runners may register online at www.ctfoodbank.org/5K. The first 400 runners to register will receive commemorative Tech T-shirts.
Connecticut Food Bank Director of Engagement Sarah Morocco said that the food bank was pleased to see early registration top 100 runners. “The race is a first for us and we’re glad to see interest from runners and sponsors. We expect it will be a great day.” Morocco said the race should appeal to a broad range of runners.
“It’s a level course and offers some beautiful beach and Long Island Sound views,” she added.
Morocco said proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Food Bank, which works with a network of local food pantries, soup kitchens and other programs to provide nutritious food to people in need. Last year, the Connecticut Food Bank distributed enough food to prepare more than 18.5 million meals.
The Connecticut Food Bank Miles For Meals 5K will feature a flat course traveling through Calf Pasture Beach and the scenic Norwalk waterfront. Packet pickup and race day registration is at 7:00 a.m. and race starting time is 8:30 a.m. The post-race party will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the awards ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group.
Entry fee is $32 per runner through race day. The first 400 entrants will receive commemorative Tech T-shirts. Race information and registration is available www.ctfoodbank.org/5K.
Citizens Bank is presenting sponsor of the Connecticut Food Bank Miles For Meals 5K. Fairfield Living Magazine is exclusive magazine sponsor. ANSAC is Kids’ Corner sponsor. Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C. is the Start and Finish Line sponsor. Radio sponsor is 95.9 The Fox. Water Station sponsors are Marcum LLP and Edible Arrangements. Awards Ceremony sponsor is Kings Food Markets. For event information, visit www.ctfoodbank.org/5K. For sponsorship information, call Michael Davidow at (203) 741-9211 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Connecticut Food Bank:
The Connecticut Food Bank is the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger and the largest provider of charitably donated food. The Connecticut Food Bank partnered with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to provide enough food last year to prepare more than 18.5 million meals. We distribute that food through a network of community based programs to more than 300,000 people across six Connecticut counties. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.