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Running with The HUG Foundation of MA at Abington Police 5k

ImageThis morning I was proud to join the team from The HUG Foundation of MA at the Abington Police Community Partners 5K. The race which starts and finishes at the Abington Police Department raises funds for a variety of local charities and a morning of bright sunshine and perfect temperature made for an absolutely perfect day for running a 5K.

The course is a loop course which brings runners through some predominantly residential streets of Abington. There are a couple of gradual hills mixed into the course but for the most part the race is a flat terrain. Runners raced toward the first mile marker which was on paved roads within a cemetery which made for a humbling run past the headstones marked with American flags on the weekend which celebrates those members in the Armed Services. There was a small section of the race that was on a trail but that tenth of a mile or so led way back to the pavement as runners could pick up speed coming off of the uphill trail run.

The second mile brought runners past the police station where fans cheered runners on and then the runners made a right hand turn on a long, straightaway down a predominantly shaded residential street. A bit of an uphill was mixed in about 2.5 miles into the race but that led to a nice downhill sprint into the 3 mile mark. As runners made their way toward the finish line, a nice crowd of fans cheered loudly as each runner and walker crossed the finish line.

A really good day of running for me today as I finished the race with a time of 22:49 good for 7:22/miles. With a 10k on tap for tomorrow, putting the feet up tomorrow night certainly will be a good decision.

About The HUG Foundation of MA

The HUG Foundation of MA is based out of Abington and has supported the Ace Bailey Children’s Foundation the past two years as Beth Ann and I raised funds for the charity. Alex and Lisa Bezanson are amazing people and have done really tremendous work with The HUG Foundation of MA.

The HUG Foundation was created in 2011 in memory of Linda Harmon, Alex’s sister. The HUG Foundation will be sponsoring various fundraisers and community events that will enable us to help those in need.

Help Us Give to individuals, families and groups; friends and neighbors and those we have yet to meet, whose lives have been touched by illness, accident or financial hardship.

Please visit The HUG Foundation of MA website by clicking here and like them on Facebook by clicking here.

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