BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins Foundation is partnering with Bayside Runner for the First Annual Winter Lights 5K on Friday, December 7 in Plymouth, MA, to benefit the Cape Cod Toys for Tots. The 5K will begin at 6:15 p.m. ET with the “Christmas in Historic Plymouth” tree lighting, and runners will then follow Santa on a course down Main Street and along the waterfront in downtown Plymouth.
Event registration is $25 per runner, with all proceeds benefiting Toys for Tots. To register, visit www.bostonbruins.com/foundation. Those who sign up prior to the race will receive t-shirts, blinking lights and glow sticks. Registration on the night of the event will be located at T-Bones Road House (22 Main Street, Plymouth, MA 02360).
The Foundation’s partnership with the Winter Lights 5K is part of the Bruins’ annual holiday assistance for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Following the event, there will be a post-race celebration at the CabbyShack (30 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360), where Toys for Tots will be presented with a check of the funds raised.
Among the race participants are members of the Boston Bruins Foundation Running Team, comprised of about 40 runners who race in various 5K’s for charity throughout the year, and many of whom train for the annual Boston Marathon.
About the Boston Bruins Foundation
The Boston Bruins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission is to assist charitable organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. Since its inception in July 2003 by the Jacobs Family, it has raised more than $12 million through a series of fundraising events. The Foundation, which provides grants to organizations that meet the standards of its mission, concentrates on athletics, academics, health and community outreach programs that assist in helping enrich the lives of children throughout New England.
About Bayside Runner
Bayside Runner is the South Shore's independently owned and operated store for runners and walkers. We are committed not only to helping runners and walkers at all levels find the right shoes, apparel and accessories, but also to inspiring our customers to live a healthy life and to enjoy the benefits of being fit. We specialize in matching you with shoes that keep you from getting injured and make you feel good. When you come to Bayside Runner, we listen to your needs, provide a biomechanical analysis of your running style, and recommend footwear that will keep your feet happy for miles and miles. We also have the apparel to help you look as great as you feel and the accessories to help you attain your fitness goals. We welcome all customers, whether you are a competitor, avid runner, pleasure walker, or just starting to explore the world outside your door. For more information, visit www.baysiderunner.com.
About Toys for Tots
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. In doing so, the program serves to unite local communities in a common cause during the collection and distribution campaign, and to contribute to better communities in the future. For more information on the program, visit www.toysfortots.org.