Grace Cottage “Spring into Health” 5K set for May 12

TOWNSHEND – Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Grace Cottage “Spring into Health” 5K. The family-friendly event takes place Saturday, May 12, Mother’s Day Weekend, starting at 8:30 a.m. on the Townshend Common.

The race will be professionally-timed for competitors, but is open to all, whether you run, walk, roll, or stroll.  The course is 3.1 miles of mainly flat, paved road along Grafton Road (Route 35). Healthy snacks and water will be provided. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 100 to register.

After the run, there will be awards, raffles, and general merriment. There is also a free Fun Run for kids 8 and under on the Common at 9:15 a.m. The event, held rain or shine, wraps up around 10:15 a.m.

Runners, walkers, strollers, or wheelchair participants can register online for an early bird rate at or by calling 802-365-9109. Online registration closes at noon on Wednesday, May 9. You can register at the race between 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. but there is no guarantee of getting a t-shirt. Parking is available across the street at the Leland and Gray High School.

This event, sponsored by People’s United Bank, raises funds for the non-profit hospital. For more information, visit or call 802-365-9109.

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