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2nd Annual Talbot Goes Purple FREE 5K Fun Run

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 9, we are partnering with the Talbot Goes Purple initiative.

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. 

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

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

As always, the race will begin at 9:00am, with on-site registration and bib pickup available beginning at 8:00am here at the shop.  We will have a brief race meeting at 8:45am in our front parking lot.  And remember, we aim to have FUN with these events.  Each race is a prediction race!  You try and guess your finish time, and anyone who guesses their actual finish time within 10 seconds will be declared a WINNER and receive a gift certificate to the shop.


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!

If you want to come out and show your support, but don’t want to run or walk, please remember that we are always in need of volunteers to lend a hand.

See you on September 9th!


Talbot Goes Purple FREE 5K Fun Run RESULTS

We had just over 50 runners and walkers (and one young cyclist) join us for our Talbot Goes Purple FREE 5K Fun Run this morning!  A great turnout to support a worthy cause!

Today we collected donations of items to be used to create ‘blessing bags’ that will be given out to the individuals in our community that are fighting the battle with addiction.  Take a look at what our little running community dropped off this morning!

To learn about the Talbot Goes Purple initiative, please take the time to check their website at

Talbot Goes Purple FREE 5k Results

Congratulations to our 3 race winners today, Holi Smith, Will Burgess and Dan Mautz!  They all guessed their finish time within 10 seconds of their official race time!  Come see Laura at the shop to claim your race prize.

Our October race will take place on Saturday, October 28th.  Join us for the Cassidy Cares FREE 5K.  More details coming soon, so stay tuned!