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SIDS Race and Food-truck Festival Returns to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — The 24th annual SIDS Race For Life, in memory of Barry Metayer Jr., is being held on Sunday, Oct. 5 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 three years, the trucks have been as big a draw as the race. This year is no exception. A new lineup of trucks will be on hand to feed hungry runners and spectators. In addition to local favorites such as Log Rolling, Bruiser’s BBQ, and MJ’s, the Cupcake Brake will be coming from New Haven with custom desserts, and Felix’s Baked Potatoes will be serving up its superb spuds. Chanterelle’s will serve farm-to-table soups and salads, and the Simply Divine truck will be peddling gourmet grilled-cheese sandwiches.

The SIDS Race for Life is made possible by a wide roster of generous 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. Further information about registration, routes, and more can be found at www.sidsrace4life.com.

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