Middletown, RI – The Newport County YMCA will host the 33rd Annual Pie Run held on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22, 2018. The race, originally founded by the Newport Running Club, collects food donations for the Martin Luther King Center as well as raises money for the Y’s Community Support Campaign and local charities.

Sacccucci Honda will once again be the Premier Sponsor for the Pie Run. The partnership between the Pie Run and Saccucci was a natural fit since the Saccucci family has been a community leader supporting charities in Newport County for generations with a long tradition of supporting the Newport County YMCA.

In fact, Saccucci founder, Michael A. Saccucci, was at the groundbreaking for the Newport County YMCA’s location on Valley Road in the early 1970’s. “The Pie Run is another way for Saccucci to give back to our community and we are excited to be a part of this traditional event,” Carol Saccucci, Saccucci Honda.

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The Thanksgiving Day tradition starts promptly at 8:30 AM. The 5-mile USATF sanctioned road race, and 3-mile non-competitive walk/run starts and ends in front of the Newport County YMCA at 792 Valley Road, Middletown. Entrants are asked to bring one non-perishable food item to be contributed to the MLK Center. Registration will be available at http://pie.run/ until midnight Tuesday, November 20, 2018. On-site registration and bib pick-up will be at the Y from 4 to 7 PM Wednesday, November 21 and starting at 7:15 AM on race day Thursday, November 22.

“The Newport County YMCA is honored to bring back past sponsors as well as welcome some new ones. We are grateful to these community partners whose generosity allows us to give even more to our community. Thank you to Saccucci Honda, OceanPointe Christian Church, Embrace Home Loans, Savings Institute Bank and Trust, Olympic Physical Therapy, Sole Desire, Bagel Boys, Crystal Springs, NPT Sportswear, Table Talk Pies and Run Newport. The event has become a holiday tradition of many families in Newport County with a loyal following helping many in our community,” Mike Miller, CEO, Newport County YMCA.

The Y welcomes everyone in Newport County to start their holiday off with health and wellness in mind. All ages and running abilities are welcome, and the 3-mile walk/run is stroller and dog-friendly. Children 7 and under can participate for free. Best part, everyone goes home with a PIE! Bring the entire family, have a great time and support our community with the Newport County YMCA.

For more information and to register, visit http://pie.run/.

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