Above: Runners at the start of the 2019 Foodbank Farm 5K
Foodbank Farm 2020 Hall of Fame
We’d like to give a huge shout-out to the Virtual Foodbank Farm 5K finishers who have shared their results with us! All of these intrepid souls completed a Covid-cautious, physically distant 5K walk or run between November 18 and December 16 to benefit the Foodbank Farm.
You’re our heroes. Thank you!
While the race is “officially” over, we will happily accept submissions from latecomers. Donations are of course encouraged but not required. (Donate here). Any finishers who email their stats and/or selfie to Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org will be added to the Hall of Fame AND (if you send your mailing address as well) will receive an awesome TVFF patch!
Our first finisher. And we expected no less, since it was he, along with his father Joel, who invented the Foodbank Farm 5K and helps make it happen every year!
Only fitting that he would be near the top of the list! Joel is board president of our partner, Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, and along with his son Andy (first finisher, above) coordinates the 5K every year. And oh, he also coaches the GSB cross-country team. Go Joel!
Cally and Tam Green
What can we say about Cally and Tam, this dynamic daughter and mother team? Not sure where we’d be without such dedicated volunteers. Cally sent us these two images along with a note: “It was a beautiful and brisk day at the Nature Center. Tam and I walked around the loop Joel set up years ago (and of course! saw him out there! Kismet) We followed the map like detectives and tried to keep a good pace.”
Definitely the most impressive 5k route we’ve seen. Way to go, Stas!
Katie, good friend to Twin Villages Foodbank Farm and our partner Coastal Rivers, submitted this photo along with a note: “A week ago I donned Sorrell boots and ice grippers to hike the Dodge Point outer loop (parking lot up hill on Old Farm to Shoeline/Discovery trail, looped down to both “Whale rock” (sand) and Brickyard beaches, then up the Ravine trail and back to the parking lot. According to the distances I read on posted maps, that was more than a 5 K, and it took me 56:03. I am uninitiated in taking selfies, therefore was only successful in snapping a photo of the tip of my booted/ice grippered foot at the bottom of the photo of the tree hosting signs advertising the juncture of Ravine and Poor Farm trails. May it suffice to complete my obligations to show I hiked a 5K for the Twin Village Food Bank!” Thank you, Katie!
Lauren completed her run on the bike path along the Androscoggin River in Brunswick. And she looks so happy! Thank you!
Sam submitted these solid results just under the wire on December 16. Congrats!
On Lynch Road in Newcastle, hills and all.