Series begins in Saugus at Breakheart Reservation on April 22.
For the first time, Bent Water Brewing took the top sponsorship at the YMCA of Metro North 5k Road Race Series. The four road races kick off on Saturday, April 22, with the Saugus Family YMCA’s Not a Walk in the Park 5k at Breakheart Reservation.
“We’re incredibly proud to play such a strong part in supporting the YMCA,” said Bent Water Brewing Cofounder/President Aaron Reames. “As a team, we believe strongly in supporting healthy, active lifestyles in our community and beyond. The YMCA’s mission really resonates with what we strive for at Bent Water Brewing, which is giving our all to everything we do and striving to be great in all facets of our lives.”
The Saugus Not a Walk in the Park 5k at Breakheart Reservation on April 22 will be followed by the Demakes Family YMCA’s Stride Along the Tide 5k at Nahant Lowlands Park on May 13, the Melrose Family YMCA’s Spooky Sprint in Downtown Melrose on October 28, and with the Torigian Family YMCA’s Livestrong at the Y 5k at Ross Park in Peabody on November 18.
The Road Race Series attracts 1,500 participants annually and raises $80,000 for the YMCA of Metro North. Proceeds from each race support financial assistance for children and families in YMCA of Metro North programs. The YMCA of Metro North provides more than $1.6 million in assistance each year.
“It’s great community partners like Bent Water Brewing that help us make our 5k races fun and healthy events,” says YMCA of Metro North President/CEO Kathleen Walsh. “Their support allows us create a great experience for our participants, and it will have a lasting impact on the lives of the children and families in our programs.”
“We are ready to kick off the Metro North’s Road Race Series in Saugus again. It’s a tradition our community really enjoys,” says Saugus Family YMCA Health and Wellness Director David Colarossi. “You can run or walk – these are family-friendly events for everyone. We have prizes for winners in all ages.”
The races include chip-timing, an exclusive race t-shirt and post-race refreshments. For more information about the 2023 road race series, please visit http://www.ymcametronorth.org/road-races.