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Feaster Five Online Registration Open

Online
Registration for 28
th Feaster Five Thanksgiving
Day Road Race Underway at FeasterFive.com

 

The Nov.
26 road race, one of New England‰Ûªs largest running events with a field of
10,000, will give an apple pie to all finishers

 

ANDOVER, Mass. (October
7, 2015)
‰ÛÒ Registration for the Thanksgiving Day Feaster Five Road Race ‰ÛÒ
one of New England‰Ûªs largest and most festive running events ‰ÛÒ is
 underway at
www.feasterfive.com. Registration before Oct. 31 is discounted and the first
9,000 registrants will also receive a long sleeved tech t-shirt.  

 

Also,
anyone interested in training for the race with a group,
the Merrimack Valley Striders (MVS) are for the
fourth year in a row sponsoring a free walk to 5K program every Sunday until
Nov. 22. The event is geared toward all ages (kids, parents, grandparents) and
all fitness levels (casual runners, former runners, walkers) are welcome. The
training program begins at 8 a.m. every Sunday at the Feaster Five Race Start
(parking lot across from Woodworth Motors).  For more information, visit
the training section at the race website: http://www.feasterfive.com/walk-to-5k-training-program/.

 

‰ÛÏThese
training events offer a fun and healthy way to prepare for the race,‰Û said Tom
Licciardello of the Merrimack Valley Striders. ‰ÛÏI would encourage anyone at any
fitness level to become involved. It‰Ûªs a great way to get your Sundays
started.‰Û

 

The
Feaster Five is a popular,
family-friendly event Thanksgiving Day tradition for families and groups of
friends across the region. Every race
finisher on Nov. 26 goes home with an
old-fashioned apple pie provided
by Table Talk, a long-time New England favorite,
hence the slogan ‰ÛÏ
Will
Run for Pie‰Û on t-shirts, which are available for sale when registering on the
race website.

 

Race
officials registered have registered as many as 10,700 in past years and are
encouraging runners and walkers to sign up soon. 

 

Hosted
by the Merrimack Valley Striders and
managed by DMSE Sports, the Feaster
Five Road Race‰Ûªs 5-mile and 5K races will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Kid‰Ûªs Fun Run at 7:45 a.m. on Thanksgiving
Day.  All three races ‰ÛÒ which welcome walkers as well ‰ÛÒ begin
near Brickstone Square on Main St. in Andover at the corner of Route 133
and Route 28.

 

Proceeds
from the race will benefit the Merrimack
Valley YMCA
, Challenge Unlimited at
Ironstone Farm
, Bellesini
Academy
and the
Merrimack Valley
Striders
.

 

The
Feaster Five also features bands and music along the course, digital clocks
posted at each mile, and holiday refreshments following the race
. In addition, every 50th
runner in the 5K or 5 mile will win a $25 gift certificate to Whirlaway Sports, and every child in
the kid‰Ûªs race will win a medal shirt.

To
learn more about the race and to register, go to the race‰Ûªs website at www.FeasterFive.com. Once runners or
walkers have registered, they can update their details via the
www.myevents.active.com link on the website.

 

Volunteers
also are needed. Detailed information about how to sign up to help on race day
can be found on the volunteer page at www.feasterfive.com/Volunteer
or by e-mailing Crissy Licciardello at crissyL26@yahoo.com

 

Sponsors
this year include bPositive Project Apparel Company, Whirlaway Sports, Schneider
Electric,  Eagle-Tribune Publishing, Table Talk Pies, Bagel Boy, and
Wignall Animal Hospital. To become a sponsor, contact dmse@dmsesports.com.

 

The
non-profit Merrimack Valley Striders was founded in 1979 to encourage and
enhance running at all levels ‰ÛÒ from beginners to seasoned marathoners to
members who run to improve their health. Though founded in the
Merrimack Valley north of Boston, the running club has members from as far away
as Florida and Arizona. For additional information, visit www.mvsruns.com.

 

For
additional information and to register, go to the race website at www.FeasterFive.com.

 

Founded
by Dave McGillivray in 1981, DMSE Sports is a leader in sports event
management, specializing in creating, marketing and producing mass
participatory athletic events throughout the U.S. and abroad. In addition to
the Feaster Five, DMSE manages the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, the TD Beach to
Beacon in Maine, the New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Cape Cod, the Finish at
the 50 at Patriot Place, Run for the Dream in Williamsburg, Va., the Bellin Run
in Green Bay, Wis., and the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, among others. For
more info, visit www.dmsesports.com.

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