Third Annual 5K Purple Walk/Run to Benefit the American Cancer Society

NORTHAMPTON – Teams associated with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Hampshire County will hold their third annual 5K Purple Walk/Run on April 12 at 10 a.m. at Look Memorial Park in Florence.

The event will also include a 2.5-mile walk. Highlights include professional timing and several different classes of awards. For the first time, the event will also include a vendor/craft fair in front of the Dow Pavilion inside Look Park from 9 a.m. to noon.

To register visit The registration fee is $25 per participant.

Check-in will begin for all walkers and runners at 9 a.m. at Look Park’s Dow Pavilion, with the race launching at 10 a.m. Refreshments and entertainment will be offered.

For more information, please contact race coordinators at or (413) 585-1141.

Proceeds from the run/walk/fair will benefit the American Cancer Society via the Relay For Life of Hampshire County.

Held around the globe, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an event that allows participants to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.

This year’s Relay in Hampshire County will be held from 3 p.m. June 19 through 3 p.m. June 20 at Look Memorial Park in Florence. This Relay For Life has raised in its 17 years, over $1.5 million and plans to raise at least $250,000 this year.

For more information about the Relay For Life or to register a team, go to

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