2nd Annual Bucks Foodshed 5K was a Success

Bucks County Foodshed Alliance held its second annual Foodshed 5K Saturday, September 3. All proceeds from the race benefitted BCFA, a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to building a resilient local food system in our community through education and collaboration. There was a great turnout of 123 runners who enjoyed the beautiful weather, prizes, refreshments, race t-shirt, and scenic course. The 2016 Foodshed 5K was a success!


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Delaware Valley University graciously hosted the event. The course took runners through the agricultural campus and provided beautiful sights, such as horses and cows in the fields. The indoor space of the Life Sciences Building at DelVal allowed participants to cool down in the air conditioning and enjoy the winners’ ceremony.


Awards were given for overall Male & Female and the top three Males & Females in eight age brackets. The prizes were foodie and farm related, including gift certificates and local restaurants and baskets of vegetables and fruits from local farms. There was a selection of running-related prizes and kid’s prizes as well.

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Student runners flocked to the Foodshed 5K for the discounted student price. An entire class of students and staff from the Perkiomen School attended the race.

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Race coordinator and BCFA President, Gavin Laboski said, “All of us at BCFA are so thrilled with the amazing turnout to the 2016 Foodshed 5K that allowed us to share our mission and strengthen our relationship with partners and the community. The event was fun-filled and enjoyable for all.”

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Thank you to our sponsors who make our initiatives and programs like this possible:

Harvest Sponsors: Applegate Natural & Organic Meats, Delaware Valley University, Solid Products

Flowering Sponsors: ShopRite of Warminster

Seedling Sponsors: Central Bucks Gymnastics & Dance, Laboski Law, Kregel & Company CPA, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, Something Else, Wehrung’s Lumber and Home Center, Windmill Day School and Camp

Busy Bee Sponsors: Action Karate, Eiseman, Graziano Food and Wine Works, LLC, Tower Hill Brewery

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