From Tod Dimmick –
New Life 5K Trail Run to take place May 11
The second annual New Life 5K Trail Run will take place on May 11, 2019. The event benefits New Life Furniture Bank of MA and its mission to provide essential home furnishings to those in need.
This community-building event offers a morning of both competition and fun at the scenic Medfield State Hospital Grounds while supporting a great cause. The New Life 5K Trail Run is open to avid runners, walkers and everyone in between. The inaugural event in 2018 brought out over 400 enthusiastic supporters of the New Life Furniture Bank mission.
Registration is open at www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun, with discounts for registration before April 5th, and for teams of four or more. The first 400 registrations will receive a t-shirt on race day thanks to New Balance, an event sponsor.
“The New Life 5K Trail Run is a meaningful, fun way for the community to support our mission,” said Ron Yates, a co-founder of the New Life Furniture Bank. “As a direct result of funds raised from runners and sponsors, those coming out of homelessness are able to furnish their new homes with your gently used items,” he added.
“Financial contributions and donations of home furnishings continue to be our sole means for assisting our clients in need. We are proud to have been able to serve 1,700 households in just a little over five years,” said Doug Marshall, also a co-founder.
New Life Furniture Bank of MA collects high-quality gently-used furniture and household essentials that are then made available at no cost to individuals and families in need. The Medfield-based not-for-profit organization operates a Donation Center in Walpole, and serves the MetroWest and Greater Boston area. New Life provides a meaningful option for local residents who are downsizing, renovating or disposing of a loved one’s property.
Those interested in running are encouraged to visit www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun. Those interested in being a sponsor, volunteering, donating home furnishings, or making a financial contribution are encouraged to visit www.newlifefb.org