Sunday, May 12, 2013

Running Against Hunger

The 4th Annual Operation Backpack 5K will take place Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m. on the Schuylkill River Trail,
a flat, fast, scenic rail-to-trail course in Pottstown.

The event benefits homeless and hungry children who are suffering from malnutrition in Pottstown.

During the school day, these children receive free lunch at school, but on the weekends they often go hungry.

Thanks to Operation Backpack, backpacks of nutritious food are sent home with the children every Friday so that they can have food on the weekends.

A cash Prize will be given to the top Male and Female Runner.

Medals will be given by gender and age group.

The cost is $30 for a runner and $25 for a walker.

The course is fast, so it is not unusual to have many personal bests on race day. The event is walker friendly, both in the 5K and 1 mile, but it is also a great race for competitive runners.

You can register through by clicking the link:

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