Register for Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s 8th Annual Hunger Run 5K and Walk, October 19, 2019

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August 22, 2019
Register for Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s
8th Annual Hunger Run 5K and Walk, October 19, 2019
Ayer, MA – Registration is open for Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s (NVMC) 8th annual Hunger Run 5K road race on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. All proceeds from the event will benefit Loaves & Fishes, a non-profit organization that provides food and temporary support services to residents of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Shirley.
The Hunger Run 5K, which is professionally timed by Wilbur Race Systems and certified by USA Track and Field, will begin at Nashoba Valley Medical Center, 200 Groton Road, at 11 a.m. and travel along the back roads of Ayer and Groton. Walkers are also welcomed to participate in the race.
In addition to the Hunger Run, kids can dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes and enjoy the “Harvest Half Mile Run,” which begins at 10:30 a.m. An awards presentation as well as fun activities for the whole family will be available at the finish line.
Advanced registration at is strongly recommended. Register by Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 and receive a FREE T-shirt.
The cost to register for the 5K race is $15 in advance, $5 for the Half Mile Run and $5 for 5K walkers. Registration on the day of the event is from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Participants should bring one, non-perishable food item to be donated to Loaves & Fishes.
 “Everyone at Nashoba Valley Medical Center is excited to celebrate another Hunger Run 5K − an event that truly embodies our hospital’s mission of giving back to the community,” said Korry Dow, president of Nashoba Valley Medical Center. “Loaves & Fishes provides support to
a diverse population, including single parents, elderly and people with disabilities, and we are proud to help those in need.”
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Since its inception, NVMC’s Hunger Run 5K has generated $38,250 for Loaves & Fishes and recruited over 1,200 participants who have donated more than 2,500 pounds of food to the organization.
To learn more about the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, visit For more information about the Hunger Run 5K, contact Lori Gitto at 978-784-9000 or email Organizations who would like to become a sponsor of the event should contact Gary Donia at
About Nashoba Valley Medical Center
Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) offers community-based primary care and specialty
services. NVMC was awarded its fourth consecutive A, the highest grade possible, in hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group for the Spring 2018 assessment period. The hospital was a recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and was named to Leapfrog’s annual list of Top Hospitals in 2014. Areas of clinical strength include emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, geriatric psychiatry, cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedics, physical therapy and general surgery. NVMC also offers a comprehensive Center for Pain Management, Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Travel Clinic and Occupational Health Services. Nashoba Valley Medical Center is part of Steward Health Care, the largest private, tax-paying physician-led hospital operator in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 37 community hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta, that
regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services. Additional information is available at