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5th Annual Katie V 5k Recap

Updated: Feb 27, 2020

A couple months ago I posted about the exciting updates to the annual 5k in honor of my Mom's spirit.

Despite some drizzle, the day turned out amazing.

The poster came to life!

The story behind the 5k also got picked up on the news!

Thanks to everyone who contributed time, money and energy to this amazing day and two great causes.

  • Robin Delaney MacBlane for the vision and hard work of directing the race for 5 years;

  • Matt Coda / Vive Media for flying in to make this video pro-bono

  • Alexandra Salmon for taking charge of the social media this year and signing up local sponsors;

  • Chris Flanagan for getting the race featured on the local news

  • Jeremy Lamin for the help with the flyer design; the Boston metro businesses that donated raffle prizes

  • Seth Rotberg, John Von Der Lieth, Jack Hayes for flying in to support the event

  • The Timekeepers and race volunteers

  • Unofficial race promoters like Liz D, Breanna C, Robin S, Laney, etc

  • Belkin Family Lookout Farm for making this year possible.

  • All of the local Boston-metro area sponsors who donated prizes to the raffle including: Tilly’s, Anthony’s stone Fire Pizza, Lolas, Ba Ha Mexican, Mexicali , Morse Tavern, Dolphin Sea Food, Eli’s, Casey’s Diner, Giovanni’s Pizza, Agostinos, Chris Perault, Robin MacBlane, The PARLR, Ristorante Limoncello, Collettey’s Cookies, Casey’s diner, FLORINA Pizzeria & Paninoteca, and Ben's Construction!

  • and Everyone else involved!

Overall it was a magical New England autumn weekend, and I head back to Asia a full heart!

Follow KatieV5kNatick on Instagram for updates on 2020's event! See everyone next year!

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