August 21, 2017

Early Bird Registration Deadline is Approaching for Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s 6th Annual Hunger Run 5K and Walk, October 14, 2017

Ayer, MA – The early bird registration deadline for Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s (NVMC) 6th annual Hunger Run 5K road race is on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Advanced registration is strongly recommended for the Oct. 14, 2017, 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 $27,250 for Loaves & Fishes and recruited over 900 participants who have donated more than 2,500 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 $20 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 awarded an A, the highest grade possible, in hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group. The hospital was a recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and was named to Leapfrog’s annual list of Top Hospitals in 2014. Areas of clinical strength include emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, geriatric psychiatry, 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 Steward Health Care, a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where its patients live. Steward owns and operates 18 community hospitals across four states, serves over 800 communities, and has more than 23,000 employees. The Steward network includes more than 25 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, and more than 3,700 beds under management. Additional information is available at