Annual 5K run and walk returning
TOWNSHEND- The 10th annual Grace Cottage Spring into Health 5K will take place Saturday, May 11, Mother’s Day weekend, at 8:30 am, on the Townshend Common.
Leading the pack this year is 1968 Boston Marathon champion Amby Burfoot. More than 50 years later, Burfoot continues to run marathons. He was the long-time editor of Runner’s World magazine and has authored several books on running. He will be speaking with attendees at the event and will have autographed books available for sale. Burfoot is also delivering a free lecture and question and answer segment at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro Friday, May 10, at 5:30 pm.
The event will be professionally timed for competitors, but is open to all to run or walk. The course is 3.1 miles of mainly flat, paved road along Grafton Road. Healthy snacks and water will be provided, and free T-shirts for the first 100 to register. After the run there will be awards, raffles, and a free fun run for children age 6 and under on the Common.
Event day registration takes place from 7:45 to 8:15 am for a cost of $20, with no guarantee of a T-shirt.
Parking is available across the street at Leland & Gray High School. The event will be held rain or shine. Runners, walkers or strollers can register for the 5K online for $15 at www.gracecottage.org/events.