Loaves & Fishes Spring Into Action 5K

The 2022 Spring Into Action 5K walk and fun run will be on May 1st in-person and in the weeks leading up to May 1st for those participating virtually.

At a glance:

Register and recruit your team members and sponsors

Participate in-person on May 1st

  • 5K participants can start between 10:00am and 2:00pm and should plan to complete their walk or run by 4:00pm
  • Children’s Fun Run starts at 1:00pm

Participate virtually between April 24th and May 1st

  • Walk, run or hike 5K (about 3.1 miles) between April 24th and May 1st
  • Cover 5K all at once or in smaller amounts each day for a week or any combination!

Details:

Walk or Run with us on May 1st or participate virtually from wherever you are from April 24th to May 1st!

Join Loaves & Fishes Spring Into Action 5K for hunger and register as an individual or a team! Our 2022 event will be a walk and fun run in-person on May 1st starting from the gazebo in the field in Rogers Field in Devens, MA. You can also participate virtually by walking, hiking or running in the week leading up to May 1st.

Help the 1 in 12 Massachusetts residents in our area struggling with food insecurity. Challenge yourself to walk, run, or hike 5K (about 3.1 miles). Challenge your friends, family, co-workers and social network to sponsor you. Spread the word about the virtual walk on social media.

All proceeds will benefit Loaves & Fishes Food pantry and help support our neighbors in need in Ayer, Devens, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Littleton and Shirley.

Can’t walk 5K all at once? No problem!

Those who are not able to complete 5k in one outing are encouraged to participate virtually and do as much as they can safely do at a time for a total of 5K. For example, walk just over one mile per day over three days.

How the walk works

For those who are comfortable participating in an in-person, outdoor event we will have a 5K course for walking and jogging at Devens. The course will start at the Gazebo in Rogers Field and you can start anytime between 10:00am and 2:00pm on May 1st. You need to finish by 4:00pm so choose your start time based on how long you will need to cover 5K (about 3.1 miles) and your schedule for the day. We will also have a children’s fun run at 1:00pm in Rogers Field. All recreational acticvities in Devens must follow the Devens Rules & Regulations (PDF).

How the virtual walk works

Due to the pandemic, we are not having an event where everyone walks the same course on the same day. Instead, you can walk, hike, run or bike on a route of your choosing or even on a treadmill or exercise bike. Just set a fundraising goal, register to participate, recruit sponsors, direct your sponsors to donate on your team or personal donation form we’ll create for you and complete your walk, hike or run by May 1, 2022. You’ll be able to track your fundraising progress on your form.

Sponsors and donors can donate through the donation form for the person or team they want to support.

Want to walk?

Walkers and walking teams can register here on the website. You will receive a walker / team number that you can give to your sponsors so they can associate their donation with you when they visit the website to donate.

Want to sponsor a walker or team?

To sponsor a walker or team, visit the donation page and choose the walker or team you wish to sponsor.

Want to make a donation?

If you aren’t sponsoring a walker or team but believe that no one should go hungry and want to help, please visit the donation page to make a general donation.

About Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc. is located in Devens, MA and our mission is to provide nutritious food, in an atmosphere of kindness and respect, to individuals in need who reside in Ayer, Devens, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Littleton and Shirley. We’re working to help the 1 in 6 families in this part of Massachusetts that face food insecurity. Donations in support of individuals and teams participating in the Spring Into Action Virtual 5K go directly to helping us help these neighbors in need.

Do you know someone that needs help with food?

We appreciate the generosity of the Spring Into Action 5K virtual walk, hike, run or bike participants and their sponsors. Not everyone is in a position to donate. If you or someone you know in Ayer, Devens, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Littleton or Shirley is struggling to get enough nutritious food for yourself or your family, please visit https://loavesfishespantry.org for more information on getting help from Loaves & Fishes.