By William Tauro
Hundreds of runners showed up for this particular race which is one of the Top 100 New England Races 2003-2013:
Eleven straight years chosen by New England Runner.
Proceeds from the event will Benefit Project Soup: New England’s first free supper program, opened in 1969.
Several years ago, Somerville Homeless Coalition agreed to provide a home for this long-standing community program, recognizing its work to combat hunger was integral to our mission. Project Soup serves nearly 70 people a day. Its community supper program offers meals several times a week at different Somerville churches.
It also operates food pantries in three city locations; a meal-delivery service for the elderly, disabled, and those living with AIDS; a dollar-a-bag program of fresh fruits and vegetables; and nutrition classes and outreach.
Somerville Track PAC: Provides college scholarships for Somerville High School students. This volunteer organization is made up of teachers, city officials, Track Team members, families, and coaches.