We are excited to announce our ambitious plans for our race this year and invite you to sponsor our Vermont Bacon and Brew 5K! We hope you’ll help make this event the biggest and most exciting 5K in our region.
We’ve named our event the Vermont Bacon and Brew 5K because the 5K will be held immediately prior to the hugely popular, Baconfest. 5K walkers and runners will finish their race at and join the Baconfest festivities. Historically, Baconfest has hosted well over 1,000 people as it is run and promoted by Great Eastern Radio. This year they continue the winning theme of ‘Bacon, Brews and Blues’ with plenty of Vermont beers, creative bacon foods and live music on tap.
The 5K is a benefit for The Gathering Place, Brattleboro’s adult day provider, serving elderly and adults with disabilities, and chronic illnesses. The Gathering Place is an oasis for adults in our community who would otherwise be home alone or require the care of a family member or the services of a long-term care facility. Participants at the Gathering Place not only have their medical care supervised closely, they also engage in physical, social, intellectual and creative activities that keep them healthy and engaged.