Looking for a nice 5K race in support of a local food pantry? Look no further and join me on June 8th in Dedham, Massachusetts for the 2019 Pack the Pantry 5K!
Organized by St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, the Pack the Pantry 5K raises funds for the Dedham Food Pantry and runners are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item with them to the race as a donation. The race organizers do a really nice job with this race which comes complete with a homemade breakfast for all runners post race.
I ran last year’s Pack the Pantry 5K and loved the course laid out for this 5K race. The race started off with some really nice uphills in the first mile followed by a significant downhill right around the one mile marker. The course was open to traffic but coned off on main roads and while running through the neighborhoods there wasn’t much traffic to contend with. A water stop was present at the half-way mark which proved to be important as runners made their way up another really good uphill stretch around the two mile mark. After tackling the hill it was then into another looped neighborhood stretch before runners made a right turn back onto the road the church was on for a good downhill and flat stretch heading into the finish line.
APR Physical Therapy will be at this year’s run again and will provide stretching for runners both pre- and post-race. Be sure to visit their table and take advantage of the amazing muscular work the APR team provides to runners; you won’t be disappointed!
Don’t delay and register for the race today and take advantage of their refer-a-friend program where you’ll receive $2 back for each friend you refer to run with you. Race a great 5K and help tackle hunger in the greater Dedham area. See you at the starting line in June!