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New Hampshire

October 6, 2013

Feaster Five 2013: We are family

Apple pie, racing shirt and race expo among the perks for Thanksgiving morning race

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The race offers a “family friendly” early entry discount fee of $30 for both the 5K and 5-mile races through Oct. 31 for entrants over 12 and $20 for those under 12. The Kids Fun Run entry fee is $5, regardless of when sign-up occurs.

The Feaster Five also features bands and music along the course, digital clocks posted at each mile, holiday refreshments after the race and, of course, a traditional Table Talk apple pie for all finishers. The race also provides ample free parking and a printed race program, courtesy of the Eagle-Tribune.

The Feaster Five Expo – featuring a variety of sponsors and vendors – will be held Nov. 25-28 at the Merrimack Valley Y – 165 Haverhill St., Andover, in conjunction with on-site registration, bib number and t-shirt pick-up.

The Eagle-Tribune Publishing Company is the presenting sponsor of the event and the gold sponsor is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Silver sponsors include Table Talk Pies, Bagel Boy, Holy Family Hospital, Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence and Tallman Eye. Bronze sponsors include Woodworth Motors, Brickstone Square, Costa Fruit & Produce, Whirlaway Sports Center, Fuddruckers, Tactician, Smolack Farms, Larabar, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Food That Should Taste Good, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Pridestar EMS, Eastern Bank, Nature Crops, Cape Cod Chips, Seacoast Coca-Cola and Enterprise Bank.

For additional information and to register, go to the race website at www.FeasterFive.com.

The 2013 race focuses on "Friends and Family" teams Sponsored by Whirlaway Sports Center in Methuen, participants are encouraged to gather their friends and family together to form a team. The team Captain creates the team name when registering for the race, and then teammates can join the fun. For teams with 10 or more members, Whirlaway will provide discounts at its running store starting at 10 percent, with 1 percent more for each additional member up to a full 30 percent off its prices. Volunteers needed Detailed information about how to sign up to help on race day can be found on the volunteer page at www.feasterfive.com/Volunteer or by e-mailing Crissy Licciardello at crissyL26@yahoo.com.

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