The Second Annual Donut Dash will kick off the annual Plainville Day Fall Fest on Sunday September 28th at 8:30 a.m. The 5K road race and donut feast will start at the Old Beatrice Wood School in Plainville. Runners, walkers and eaters are encourage to register online at donutdash.racewire.com but registaion the day of the race will be held at the Plainville Library, adjacent to the Old Beatrice Wood School.
The 5K racecourse has various donut stops throughout and travels up Fuller St., across Walnut St., down West Bacon St., and then returns to South St. to the finish line back at the Old Beatrice Wood School. Participants may optionally eat donuts at various stations throughout the race, subtracting three minutes per donut from their final race time. (Please note that participant may choose NOT to eat any donuts.) here are three Divisions in this event: “Old Fashioned,” for the traditional 5K runner/walker; “Glazed Donut,” for those who choose to eat donuts along the course; and “Box of Munchkins,” for families of three or more. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each category.
It is a family friendly event open to runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities, as well as teams.
This year, the Donut Dash host is Random Smile Project, an organization that provides a bridge of support to people going through difficult times. Proceeds benefit the Tim Gemelli Family Fund, The Plainville Food Pantry, and other Random Smile Project beneficiaries.
The primary beneficiary of the race is the Tim Gemelli Family Fund. Tim, his wife AnnMarie, and their three children have resided in Wrentham for over 18 years. Tim was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, after going for a routine checkup for a sore shoulder. Proceeds from the Donut Dash will help fund home renovations, equipment needs and medical expenses.
Free parking is available on-site at the Old Beatrice Wood School.
To learn more about the Donut Dash visit a special Facebook page.
The Donut Dash Committee is currently accepting business sponsors and corporate donations. If your business would like the opportunity to participate in this fun and philanthropic event, please email Sheila Malacaria at firstname.lastname@example.org .