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Chicopee Chamber to Host 5K Road Race and 2 Mile Walk on June 18

CHICOPEE — The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Champions of Chicopee 5K Road Race and 2 Mile Walk on Saturday, June 18.

The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. at the Portuguese American Club, 149 Exchange St., Chicopee. Walkers or runners can register online at www.accu-specracing.com for $25, or $15 for kids 12 and under. Individuals may also call the chamber office at (413) 594-2101 to sign up or if they have additional questions.

The price includes the race fee with timed chip bib, T-shirt, lunch at the Munich Haus Biergarten after the race, and goodie bag. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee summer camps.

Last year, the event drew more than 100 participants, and the chamber hopes to grow that number each year. “This was such a fun event last year, and one of my favorites” said Lynn Morrissette, events coordinator for the Chicopee Chamber. “It is a great way for people to gather downtown in an organized and lighthearted atmosphere. It helps not only the chamber, but also a great cause like the Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee summer-camp program.”

Sponsors for the event include Munich Haus, Chicopee Savings Bank, Polish National Credit Union, PeoplesBank, Holyoke Medical Center, First American Insurance Agency Inc., Insurance Center of New England, and Spherion Staffing.