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VIDEO: ’10 Days of 10Ks’ Gets Off to Fast, Sweaty, Socially Distant Start

Chose your distance. Choose your days. Make an impact.

For the third year running (see what we did there?), local fitness buffs are helping to raise funds for the MEND Hunger Relief Network through “10 Day of 10Ks.” The event got off to a sweaty start on Thursday, July 9 with a run sponsored by the Facebook group FeedSOMany.

This year, as with everything, “10 Days of 10Ks” is a bit different. Daily event routes are being shared ahead of time and runners are asked to comply with state-mandated social distancing guidelines.

As with previous years, the daily “10K” is just a suggestion. Runner/walkers can choose their own distance. The most important thing is to give. Suggested donation to participate in all 10 Days is $10. Proceeds will support MEND, a network of 20 food pantries in Essex County, and help provide more fresh and healthy food for all. Although the event has already met its 10K goal, organizer Jessica Lituchy says she is hoping to beat the 2019 record of $13,357.40 raised.

Donate here: https://givebutter.com/10Days

For updates, visit the 10 Days of 10Ks Facebook page here.

For all 10 events pages, visit here.

EVENT DATES: 7/9/20 – 7/18/20

You do not need to do all 10 days, or all 10Ks, or even run… just commit to whatever personal goal is meaningful to you.

There are event “hosts” for each day – local community members and businesses who are supporting the cause. Please support their businesses, as your are able.

Suggested route maps (often starting from or near host sites) are posted in the discussion section of each event.

You choose your starting time – times are open to help comply with social distancing guidelines.

Schedule/Event Hosts:

Day 1: Feed SOMany

Day 2: Laura Peifer, Integrative Nutritionist and Run Coach

Day 3: Sneaker Factory, Millburn

Day 4: D&I Fitness

Day 5: Fleet Feet Montclair

Day 6: Sassquad Trail Runners

Day 7: Allison Kalsched, Personal Trainer

Day 8: Ali Headley, TRIumph Coaching

Day 9: MAPSO Tri

Day 10: Will Run for Coffee

Suggested donation to participate in all 10 Days is $10. Proceeds will support MEND, a network of 20 food pantries in Essex County, and help provide more fresh and healthy food for all.

Donate here: https://givebutter.com/10Days

Learn more about MEND here: https://mendnj.org

10 Days of 10ks Video from MENDNJ on Vimeo.

 

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