East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB) announced that its eleventh annual 5K Bay Run/walk will take place Sunday, October 2nd . Adults and children of all ages and from all communities in Greater Boston are invited to run or walk the flat, scenic course, overlooking Dorchester Bay and Carson Beach. The 5K Bay Run/Walk begins at 9:00 am from DCR’s Day Boulevard at 165 Day Boulevard and heads out toward Castle Island, before looping back to the start/finish line.
The event also includes an awards ceremony (scheduled for 10.30a.m.) where $250 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female runners and $50 prizes will be given to top male and female runner in each age group. Free goodie bags, free refreshments and fun activities rounds out the family-friendly events.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation in support of various non-profit programs in the communities that the Bank serves. “Last year’s road race drew approximately 400 participants and raised over $70,000. We hope to achieve the same level of success this year, but most of all we are looking forward to a day of fun with hundreds of community members,” said Edward Merritt, Executive Vice President of EBSB.
East Boston Savings Bank is also continuing the “Non-profit Challenge”. The top two (2) non-profit organizations that have the most participants will receive donations of $1,000 and $750 respectively. Additionally, awards of $500 will be randomly selected from the pool of other organizations who actively secure participants. Non-profits interested in this aspect of the race should contact Joyce Patterson at (857) 524-1123 or email her at [email protected] . For more information or to register, visit www.ebsb.com or stop into any of East Boston Savings Bank branch offices.
Founded in 1848, EBSB is a proven community bank that offers products and services that meet the deposit and financing needs of both consumers and businesses. And customers can rest easy knowing that their deposits are fully insured by both the FDIC and Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). East Boston Savings Bank currently operates 31 full-service branches in the greater Boston metropolitan area, and offers a variety of deposit and loan products to individuals and businesses located in its primary market.