SIDS Race and Food Truck Festival Returns to Springfield Sept. 27
SPRINGFIELD — The 25th annual SIDS Race For Life, in memory of Barry Metayer Jr., will be held this Sunday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m., with runner registration at 9:30 a.m. The five-mile road race and 3.5-mile fun walk will begin and end at the John Boyle O’Reilly Club on Progress Avenue in Springfield.
The accompanying food truck festival is the first of its kind in the area, and for the past four years, the trucks have been as big a draw as the race. A new lineup of trucks will be on hand to feed hungry runners and spectators. In addition to local favorites such as Log Rolling (coffee, muffins, burgers, and hot dogs) and MJ’s (breakfast sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, and Philly cheesesteaks), the Cupcake Brake will be coming in from New Haven with custom cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, and whoopee pies; Sun Kim Bop will offer Korean tacos, burgers, dumplings, and wraps; and Felix’s Baked Potato will serve up loaded baked potatoes. On the lighter side, Chanterelle to Go will serve farm-to-table soups, salads, and sandwiches.
The SIDS Race for Life is made possible by a wide roster of sponsors, led by U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, Williams Distributing, Darby O’Brien Advertising, and Baystate Health. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Massachusetts Center For SIDS. For further information about registration, routes, and more, visit www.sidsrace4life.com.