BRISTOL — The Newfound Area Charitable Fund (NACF) announces its 6th Annual Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler road race will be held Saturday, September 5. The race committee is hard at work planning this year's event and the NACF Board is now seeking beneficiary applicants through Wednesday, May 27 to help go toward the 2015 race proceeds.
The Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler offers hundreds of participants a fitness challenge with the reward of helping out a charitable cause in the community and an added bonus of a Basic Ingredients Bakery "sticky bun" at the finish line. Raffle Prizes and other fun family events cap off this annual event each year thanks to the support and participation of many area businesses.
"The NACF is dedicated to assisting local charitable groups and causes that promote wellness, fitness and health education and activities in the Newfound region," says Audrey Goudie, NACF President. Each year it has selected a local charitable organization that exemplifying these goals to receive proceeds from this very exciting community event. Goudie continues, "Since the first Run Your Bun Off road race in 2010 we have given back nearly $29,000 to worthy causes and programs in our community."
Past beneficiaries include: Bristol Community Services ($2,500 and $3,400), Jacob Earl Messersmith (JEM) Memorial Scholarship Fund, and 2014 Day Away Program ($4,250) and Newfound Pathways ($4,250). The NACF Board is now seeking applications from non-profit, charitable organizations from the greater Newfound area who wish to be considered as the 2015 Run Your Buns Off 4.2 miler race beneficiary.
NACF Vice President, Garlyn Manganiello said, "The NACF Board is proud to offer area non-profit organizations a chance to achieve seed money for new programs; add value or resources to existing programs or build capital to better serve the greater Newfound Community. We love where we live, and giving back to our neighbors is how we show it."
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