Run Walk for Health & Hunger

Take a bite out of hunger at the inaugural Run Walk for Health & Hunger presented by Athletic Shoe Factory to benefit The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.
The event kicks off Saturday, Sept. 20, starting and finishing at Chelsea Piers Connecticut, 1 Blachley Road, in Stamford.
A 5K Run through Stamford and Cove Beach will begin at 8:15 a.m. and a 1 Mile Walk, including a 1 Mile Dog Walk sponsored by The Veterinary Cancer Center for families and children will start at 8:30 a.m.
The entry fee is $40 per adult plus three nonperishable food items, $20 per child (14 and under) plus one nonperishable food item and $80 for a family of two adults and up to three children plus four food items.
The food and $5 from each entry fee will be donated to The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.
During the 1 Mile Dog Walk, dogs must be kept on leashes and up-to-date on vaccines.
The first 500 registered participants will receive a dri-fit shirt, race bib, finisher’s medal and goody bag. Prize will be given to overall 5K winners, both men and women, and to first, second and third place winners, men and women, in age groups of 15-30, 31-50 and 50-plus.
There will also be first, second and third place prizes for boys and girls in the 14-and-under division.
Register at hws-expos.com and click on active.com.
After the Run Walk, participants are welcome to attend the 3rd annual Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2014 at Chelsea Piers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., which is free and open to the public.
No dogs are allowed inside Chelsea Piers but a complimentary doggy day care will be provided by Wagmore from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Owners will need to provide proof of their dog’s vaccinations.
Saturday is Pet Wellness Day at Expo 2014 and there will be special exhibits related to pet health.
At Expo 2014, Stamford Hospital will offer complimentary health screenings and there will be more than 80 exhibitors as well as activities for children.
In addition to Stamford Hospital, sponsors include Athletic Shoe Factory of New Canaan and Fairfield and the following support sponsors: Grade A ShopRite, EBMAS CT Kung Fu, Shaklee Independent Distributor Debbie Miron, The Veterinary Cancer Center of Norwalk, Next Step Living, Wagmore and Fleet Feet Sports Stamford and th following media sponsors: Hearst Media Services, Moffly Media, News 12 Connecticut, Natural Awakenings, Fairfield Parent, Star 99.9, Hey Stamford!, KidsOutandAbout.com and Macaroni Kid.
The event was created and is produced by TMK Sports & Entertainment, LLC, an event marketing company based in Greenwich.
For further information, call 203-531-3047, visit hws-expos.com and follow on Twitter @hws_expos and Facebook.com/hws.expos.

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