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Project Purple FREE 5K Fun Run – Sept. 10, 2017

We hope you will plan to join us for our September installment in our FREE 5K Fun Run series as we join the effort to raise awareness of substance abuse in Talbot County.  For this event, taking place on Sunday September 10, 2017, we are partnering with the Talbot Goes Purple community.

Talbot Goes Purple is a substance abuse awareness program that will engage our community and youth to stand against substance abuse.

The project is based upon THP Project Purple, an initiative of The Herren Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction. 

Talbot Goes Purple is an initiative from Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary, in partnership with Talbot County Public Schools and Mid-Shore Community Foundation. 

More information on THP Project Purple is available at

In keeping with our FREE events, we do not ask for monetary donations, but rather encourage all participants to bring an item to donate to help create ‘blessing bags’ that will be provided to those individuals currently struggling with substance abuse in our community.  Items to consider include:

-Facial Wipes
-Multipurpose Wipes
-Compact First Aid Kit
-EmergenC Packets (when people start to feel sick)
-Hand Warmers
-Warm Socks
-Prepaid Phone Cards

For more information about the Talbot Goes Purple initiative and for other ways to contribute to the effort, please visit

Online registration for the 5K is open and can be found HERE.

As always, the race will begin at 9:00am, with on-site registration and bib pickup available beginning at 7:30am here at the shop.  We will have a brief race meeting at 8:45am.

Please plan to park at St. Michaels Elementary School, then make the short walk down to the shop for the race start.  If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email!

See you on September 10th!

Back to School FREE 5K Fun Run

Here we go again!  Our next FREE 5K Fun Run is set for Saturday, August 12th.  This month our charity partner is our local schools. We are asking for donations of school supplies so that our hard working teachers do not have to spend their own money on supplies for students.

Some suggestions are:
Anti-bacterial Wipes

Remember that on-site registration and bib pick up begins at 7:30am at the shop.  We would love to have everyone checked in no later than 8:30am.  We will have a brief race meeting at 8:45am in the front parking lot, and will cross Talbot Street together in time for the race start at 9:00am.


Please plan to park at St. Michaels Elementary School, then make the short walk down to the shop for the race.  August is sure to be a scorcher, and as such we will have cold water available for all participants both at the water stop and at the finish line.

And don’t forget that this is one of our PREDICTION runs. You will be asked if you want to guess your finish time. If you come within 10 seconds, you are eligibile for a prize!!!

Finally, don’t forget that we partner up with many local merchants in St Michaels, who offer special discounts to our runners. Just head in to town, with your bib, and reap the rewards!!