The Newfound Area Charitable Fund (NACF) has announced plans for the 11th Annual Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler. This year’s 4.2 mile road race will be virtual so that everyone near and far will be able to participate and stay safe, and we guarantee it’ll be every bit as much fun! So, to accommodate the times we are living in, the NACF Board decided to do something a little different – make this year be all about giving back! That’s right, we’ve deemed this year our “Year of Giving Back” where we get to thank you – our loyal sponsors, runners, walkers and volunteers by making this year’s event completely FREE and all about lighthearted FUN.

Keeping in line with our theme of giving back to our generous sponsors, donors and racers who have collectively allowed us to contribute over $65,000 back to non-profits in the community over the past ten years, we are not seeking funding from anyone or charging a race registration fee. Instead, the Run Your Buns Off committee has partnered with the NH Food Bank to host a mobile food pantry to support families and individuals in the greater Newfound area struggling with food insecurity. The event will be hosted on January 30, 2021, a time when food insecurity is at its peak. Given the buying power that the NH Food Bank has, it allows them to provide two full meals for just $1.00.  That means a $5.00 donation can provide 10 meals and a $10.00 donation could provide 20 meals!  Hosting a mobile food pantry costs $7,500 to guarantee a truckload of quality food for families. Although this is our gift to you, if you are interested in helping donate to this cause, we thank you in advance and you can find a link to do so on the registration page. We are all in this together!

So what are you waiting for? Registration is now open (and did we mention, it’s FREE!) visit:  https://runsignup.com/Race/NH/Bristol/RunYourBunsOff42MilerVirtualRunWalk and then go lace up those running/walking shoes. Participants can log their 4.2 miles from anywhere in the country or we welcome you to stop by Basic Ingredients bakery in Bristol, NH and run the actual RYBO course if you’d like. Just log your miles anytime between August 1 and September 5, 2020 (the date of our original road race). Then, we hope you’ll post fun pics of your walk or run and share them with our followers on our Facebook page.

So, c’mon Newfound Community and beyond, we hope you will register today and join in on some Newfound free fun!  Oh, and we didn’t forget that infamous to-die-for sticky bun when you finish the race – well, this year you may not have it hot and waiting for you at the finish line, but upon completion of your walk or run, you will receive an emailed certificate entitling you to one free sticky bun at Basic Ingredients if you’re in the area to redeem it this season. How fun is that?!