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Whole Foods Market Will Host 5K Event to Benefit YWCA and Epilepsy Foundation


Whole Foods Market will hosts its second annual 5K race and kids fun run to benefit the Cambridge YWCA and the Epilepsy Foundation of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine this fall. The event will take place at 10 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) on September 16 in Danehy Park, in Cambridge.

“It’s a day to bring the family and enjoy food, fun and fitness,” says Heather McCready, public relations manager for the company’s north Atlantic region. “We’ll begin with a kids’ fun run in which all participants receive a medal, and the 5K run takes place on a flat, fast-paced course through the neighborhoods of North Cambridge.”

McCready adds that cash prizes will be awarded to the overall winners for men and women, and Whole Foods Market gift cards will be awarded to the winners of each age category.

Cost: $25 pre-registration fee for adults; $30 on the day of the race; children are free. Donations can be made by sponsoring a runner for $25. Location: Danehy Park, 87 New St., Cambridge. For more information and to register, call 617-492-5500 or visit