Virtual 5K Feeds Those In Need


To raise much-needed funds to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montauk Food Pantry is hosting a virtual Need 2 Feed 5K from May 9 to 17.

The pantry is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help minimize food insecurities for area families. All net proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Montauk Food Pantry. To maximize them, expenses will be kept at a minimum, which means no race T-shirts or other items will be provided to registrants.

Taking part in the virtual 3.1-mile race, which could be a walk, hike, job, or run, costs $25. Register through Elite Feats — there’s the option to make further contributions with the signup fee.

Starting Saturday, May 9, a participant can go here and click on the event, then search his or her name and click update.

A registrant enters his or her time and has the option to upload up to five selfies or photos. Sharing time and images on social media channels is encouraged, using the hashtags #MTKNeed2Feed5K, #efVirtualRunWalk, #MontaukFoodPantry, #Montauk, and #MTK.

The final results will be tabulated and available by the end of the day May 18.

The Montauk Food Pantry asks all participants to walk, jog, hike, or run in a socially-distant, respectful way, and only take part when it is safe to do so. It is important to wear a mask or mouth/nose covering when in public. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest guidelines.

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