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Chick-Fil-A Victory Boulevard to Host 5K, 10K in Support of Virginia Peninsula Food Bank

Chick-fil-A Victory Boulevard will host the Chick-fil-A 5K on Saturday, May 28. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A via Facebook)

NEWPORT NEWS — Chick-fil-A Victory Boulevard is set to host a 5k and 10k race at The Mariners’ Museum and Park on May 28 to support Virginia Peninsula Food Bank and local efforts to provide 20,000 meals for Virginians experiencing the daily hardships of food insecurity.

The Chick-fil-A 10K will start at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K will start at 8:45 a.m. According to a release, the race, “[W]ill feature an all-paved, U.S.A Track and Field-certified course winding through Mariners’ Museum, Lions Bridge, Riverside Drive and along the James River.”

There is also the “Running of the Chick-fil-A Cows” family race that kicks off the day at 8 a.m. The half-mile race is for runners of all ages.

The participants in the events will receive a short-sleeve shirt, a finishers medal, refreshments during and after the race, and a Chick-fil-A Original Chicken Sandwich. There will also be a post-race party that will feature various family activities including face painting, crafts, and a raffle for prizes.

“We are proud to support Virginia Peninsula Food Bank and help provide meals to Virginians facing food insecurity,” said Josh Burnette, local restaurant Operator of Chick-fil-A Boulevard. “This 5K is perfect for runners and walkers of all skill levels, so we hope to see our neighbors come out and spend their Saturday morning helping fight hunger.”

The Virginia Food Bank serves the greater Peninsula area by providing healthy meals to individuals, families, and children.

According to a release, “Over the last 35 years, the hunger-relief organization has provided nearly 188 million meals in the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, and the counties of Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York.”

For more information on the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank, please head over to the organization’s official website.

For more information on the 5K or the 10K, please visit the event’s website.

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