This past Sunday, about 50 participants (men, women, and children) joined in the first annual 5k for the Montauk Food Pantry, presented by Montauk Youth. The community event — organized by local residents Leyla Marchetto, Sheila Rooney, Maureen Rutkowski, Ines Fox, and Scott Pitches — raised just under $1,000 to support the operations of the Montauk Food Pantry, of which Fox is the Director.
Participants started and finished at the Gazebo on the Green, making their way around Fort Pond, and enjoyed water donated by Hamptons Water Company. Organizers and participants agreed that the event was a success and well received by all, and look forward to making it an annual event each September. With the experience of the first 5k under their belt, organizers anticipate being able to publicize next year's run much farther in advance, and getting an even better turnout.