|MountainOne Thankful 5K Returns on Thanksgiving in Pittsfield|
|10:45AM / Monday, November 14, 2022|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Thankful 5K road race will be held Thanksgiving morning, and the fundraiser race will benefit city food pantries.
Thanksgiving is Thursday, Nov. 24. The race starts at 8:30 am in Downtown Pittsfield.
The 7th annual Thankful 5K is a fundraiser to benefit Pittsfield's food pantries, in which over 700 families are served on a weekly basis.
"MountainOne is excited to be a returning sponsor for this impactful Berkshire Running Center event that not only raises money for those in need in our communities, but also supports small business in downtown Pittsfield," said MountainOne's Jonathan Denmark, President & Chief Operating Officer, Insurance Division.
Berkshire Running Center will work with Downtown Pittsfield Inc's Director Rebecca Brien, in a cross promotion event with those who get a Thankful hat from either participation or donation, can bring that hat back on Small Business Saturday to take advantage of special Thankful deals. Over 40 downtown merchants have displayed Thankful food boxes available for all nonperishable items for the entire month of November.
Registration and hat orders can be made online at Berkshire Running Center until Tuesday, Nov. 22.
In person registration and bib pickup is Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Berkshire Running Center, located at 5 Cheshire Rd in the lower level of the Allendale Underground from 10 am to 6 pm.
Race morning registration is open from 7am to 8am located at 34 Depot St, Pittsfield MA. The Thankful 5K race start is 8:30 am.
Berkshire Running Center asks those racing to bring non-perishable food items to the start of the race. Donations go directly to local food pantries. The Thankful 5K run/walk registration and hats are available for $25, with the full donation also going directly to the downtown food pantries. Students and those 18 and under are invited to register and run for free.