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The First Annual 5K For The Montauk Food Pantry was a Success

The first annual 5K raised just under $1,000 for the Montauk Food Pantry.

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.

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lynn blue September 24, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Congratulations to the event organizers, and all the participants ; ).It was my first 5k but it won't be my last. Event participants also brought bags full of food for the pantry. Montauk ROCKS!
PJ Delia September 24, 2012 at 04:33 PM
WTG!
Sharon Marie Buckler September 24, 2012 at 05:01 PM
It was really a great time and you could not have asked for better weather! Congrats to the food pantry!

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