August 13, 2020BRISTOL – With large gatherings banned this summer, the organizers of the annual 4.2 mile Run Your Buns Off walk/run opted to hold a virtual event this year, asking people to complete the 4.2 miles in a location of their choice, then check back and let the group new their mission was completed.
The year 2020 marks 11 years of fundraising for local charities. Through the Newfound Area Charitable Fund, the race has raised more than $80,000 for school athletic programs scholarships, Tapply-Thompson Community Center, senior organizations, Newfound Area Nurses Association and local nature and recreation oriented groups.
However, as with everything else in 2020, the Run Your Buns Off Race is different, too, this year.
"This year, it's our turn to GIVE BACK TO YOU - our community, our loyal racers/walkers, friends and more," the NACF posted on the Run Your Buns Off Facebook page. "This has been a year filled with change, so your race committee is changing with the times, too. The 11th annual Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler will now be a virtual event for everyone to participate in and even better, it is FREE!"
Participants are encouraged sign up to run or walk their 4.2 mile distance anytime between August 1st and September 5th then share their results and pictures on the Run Your Buns Off Facebook Page. In return, each participant will be emailed a completion certificate that will entitle them to one of Newfound Lake's famous Basic Ingredients sticky buns, a treat normally presented at the finish line of each year's event.
While there is no entry fee this time, the NACF is seeking donations this year for the N.H. Mobile Food Pantry and donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.
To take part in this year's virtual version of Run Your Buns Off, please visit https://runsignup.com/Races the stop by the Facebook page where donations and pictures of happy runners and walkers are also encouraged.