September 2, 2016

Early Bird Registration Deadline is Approaching for Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s 5th Annual Hunger Run 5K and Walk, October 15, 2016

The early bird registration deadline for Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s (NVMC) 5th annual Hunger Run 5K road race is on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Advanced registration is strongly recommended for the Oct. 15, 2016 5K and walk, and can be accomplished online by visiting Participants who register by Sept. 15 will receive a FREE T-shirt. 

All proceeds from the Hunger Run 5K will benefit Loaves & Fishes, a non-profit organization that provides food and temporary support services to residents of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Shirley. Since its inception, NVMC’s Hunger Run 5K has generated more than $21,000 for Loaves & Fishes and recruited over 725 participants who have donated more than 2,000 pounds of food to the organization.

The Hunger Run 5K is professionally timed by Wilbur Race Systems and certified by USA Track and Field. The start of the 5K begins at NVMC, 200 Groton Road, at 11 a.m. and travels along the scenic back roads of Ayer and Groton. Walkers are also welcome to participate in the race. In addition to the Hunger Run, children are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes (optional) and enjoy the “Harvest Half Mile Run.” Fun activities for the whole family will be available at the finish line.

The cost to register for the 5K race is $25 in advance, $10 for the Half Mile Run and $10 for walkers. Each runner should bring one, non-perishable food item to be donated to Loaves & Fishes. Registration the day of the event is from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

For more information about the Hunger Run 5K, contact Lori Gitto at 978-784-9000 or email [email protected]. Organizations who would like to become a sponsor of the event should contact Gary Donia at [email protected].


About Nashoba Valley Medical Center
Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) offers community-based primary care and specialty services. NVMC was a recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and was named to The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of Top Hospitals in 2014. Areas of clinical strength include emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedics, physical therapy and general surgery. NVMC also offers a comprehensive Center for Pain Management, Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Travel Clinic and Occupational Health Services. Nashoba Valley Medical Center is part of the Steward Health Care System LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England which combines over 3,000 physicians, 10 acute care hospital campuses, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post-acute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care. Additional information is available at