Pocasset parish to host 5K Run & Walk to benefit food pantry, parish youth programs

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POCASSET, Mass. — St. John the Evangelist Parish is hosting an inaugural 5K Run & Fun Walk on September 5 to benefit the Friends Food Pantry and parish youth programs. The race is sponsored by Wenzel Auto Body, The Lobster Trap, CMS Landscape and other area businesses.

The entry fees are $25/individual; $80/family of four or more.

Veteran runners, new runners, joggers and walkers of all ages are welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item with them on race day. Pre-registrations are being accepted at the parish.

Race day sign-in opens at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. 

Refreshments will be offered immediately following the race. 

The top male and female from the following categories will receive recognition: age 14 and under; age 15-64 (top three male and female); age 65 and over.

The route begins at St. John the Evangelist Parish, then down Shore Road and will take participants around the beach and returning to the parish.

For more information about the 5K Run & Fun Walk, including a detailed route map visit www.stjohnspocasset.org or call 508-563-5887.

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