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Run for the Bacon 5K returns for fourth year June 2

Bacon Street Youth and Family Services is hosting its fourth-annual Run for the Bacon 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on June 2, 2018. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Bacon Street)
Bacon Street Youth and Family Services is hosting its fourth annual Run for the Bacon 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk on June 2. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Bacon Street)

Bacon Street Youth and Family Services will host its fourth annual Run for the Bacon 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk on June 2 at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the programs and services of Bacon Street Youth and Family Services, a nonprofit that provides services for youth who may be struggling with alcohol, drugs or other co-occurring disorders.

The fun run will begin at 7:30 a.m.at the pool on the grounds of Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m.

After the race, the overall male and female winners will be given awards, as well as the winners for each age group. All participants will received a race T-shirt, a participant medal and a bag.

The Family Fun Fest — featuring food, games and activities for youth and families — will begin immediately after the race.

The event also has a bacon costume contest and a scholarships award presentation. The scholarships are given to three students who develop creative solutions to issues such as bullying.

The scholarships range from $500 to $1,000.

Racers can preregister online or by mail to Bacon Street Youth and Family Services, 247 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Registration for the 1-mile fun run ends May 30 and costs $10. The price of registration for the 5K run and 5K walk is $30 but increases after midnight May 24.

Preregistration packet pickup will be May 31 and June 1 at the Bacon Street Youth and Family Services office, 247 McLaws Circle.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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