4th Annual 5K for the Bay scheduled for April 11th

| March 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

CBT 5K For the BayOn Saturday, April 11, the Chesapeake Bay Trust will host its 4th Annual 5K for the Bay at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. This 3.1 mile run/walk, sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, will start at 9:00 am with all proceeds benefitting Chesapeake Bay restoration and education. Since it launched in 2011, the 5K for the Bay has grown exponentially, with a sellout crowd of more than 600 participants last year. The race is on track to sell out again this year, so participants are encouraged to register as early as possible. Registration is $30 for adults, $10 for students 10 to 17 years old, and kids 9 and under are free. Leashed pets and children in jogging strollers are welcome and participants can register online at www.cbtrust.org/5KfortheBay.

“We are so pleased to see the 5K for the Bay grow so fast from just 200 runners our first year to more than 600 participants last year,” said Molly Alton Mullins, the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s director of communications and race director. “We attribute this growth to the fact that this event has something for the whole family to enjoy in one of Maryland’s most beautiful parks. All while we are supporting a great cause we care deeply about—restoring our beloved Chesapeake Bay.”

All race registrants will receive a performance race tee shirt and participant bag featuring giveaways from race sponsors and supporting businesses. There are prizes for the fastest male and female runners in multiple age categories. Pre-race packet pick-up will take place Friday, April 10 from 3:00-6:00 pm at Fleet Feet in Annapolis. There is a 20 percent discount available for groups of six or more which makes this event an excellent opportunity for local businesses, religious institutions, schools and other organizations looking to put together teams to compete.

“We are so thankful to our sponsors who made this year’s 5K possible, especially our title sponsor the Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, for their fantastic support,” continued Alton Mullins. “We are really excited to put together an outstanding race featuring great food donated by Panera, Wegmans and Buffalo Wild Wings, as well as music, mascots and more!”

Other 2015 race sponsors include Annapolis Subaru, Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral & Emergency, Environmental Quality Resources, Sila Heating and Air Conditioning, Gutter Helmet by Harry Hamlet, Premier Fitness, South River Federation, Tails on Trails, K&B True Value, Bay Bred, Bowie Baysox, SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Capital SUP, and Fleet Feet Annapolis. Each participating company has donated in-kind services, monetary contributions or overall race support. To sign up or for more information, visit www.cbtrust.org/5KfortheBay.

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