The Spurling Charity 5k was founded by Spurling Fitness, a performance and fat loss training gym in Kennebunk, Maine. We created this 5k as another way to give back to our great community and to help a local charity.
In 2017, we are supporting the Food 4 Thought Backpack Program, organized by Community Outreach Services (COS) of Kennebunk, which is a program to feed needy children in the RSU 21 district. COS, with the help of several local businesses, has brought to light the fact that there may be more of a hunger problem in Maine than most people realize. According to data collected by the USDA, "Maine ranks 18th in the nation and is #1 in New England in terms of child food insecurity." The program offers eligible children a bag of food for the weekend, and all donations go directly to purchasing food for the kids. We're excited to partner with all of you in supporting one of our local non-profits, and all of the proceeds from the Spurling Charity 5k will go right over to COS, specifically for the Food 4 Thought Backpack Program!
To learn more about the Food 4 Thought program, click the image above!
For more details on the race, head over to the Race Details page.