The BIGGEST Little Road Race, Franklin County’s First .5k Race

GREENFIELD, MA – “Yes, .5K – 546 yards, it’s the race for everyone” said Development Director Ericka Almeida about the upcoming BIGGEST Little Road Race to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County. 

Thursday July 25th from 6-9pm, Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield will be the site of the first annual BIGGEST Little Road Race a .5K eat and run (or walk) event. The 546 yard race will feature an Adams Donut stop, a Hillside Pizza Slice stop at the mid-way point and finish inside the Yankee Candle Village Store where Brick and Feather Brewery will be pouring or for those who prefer Ben and Jerry’s will be scooping. Yankee Candle will also be offering participants a 30% discount on most store items during the event (some restrictions apply).

“We love the irony of this race. It’s all inclusive, we want everyone to be able to participate” said Almeida. “It’s a win all around. You get to support a worthy non-profit, eat local and shop local!”

Tickets for the event are just $25/per person and $15 for children 12 and under. For $30 participants can skip the run and have their Adams Donut, Hillside Pizza & Brick and Feather Beer/Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream served to them in the lounge area located along the race route.

Tickets and information are available through the Big Brothers Big Sisters website              http://www.bbbs-fc.org or via phone 413 772 0915.

Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs change the lives of children. Statistics show that children who are mentored are less likely to begin illegal drug use, are more successful academically and have better peer and family relationships. Mentoring works.

Children are not excluded on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, gender, marital status of parent, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or disability; and volunteer mentors are not excluded on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or disability.

 

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