Feaster Five Road Thanksgiving Day Race Goes Virtual with New Challenges This Year

Feaster Five Road Race finisher’s medal. (Courtesy photograph.)

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The Feaster Five Road Race, a Thanksgiving Day tradition presented by the Merrimack Valley Striders with as many as 10,000 participants annually, is going virtual this year.

As a virtual race, Feaster Five is now open to anyone anywhere who can complete a 5K or 5-mile course of their choosing.  There will also be a 1K option for kids. For the most adventurous runners, there’s a new virtual 13K challenge—a 5K and 5M together.

“It’s the 33rd year for Feaster Five and we wanted to keep the tradition alive and open the opportunity to family and friends around the globe,” said Tom Licciardello, race manager. “Though the streets of Andover won’t be packed with runners, walkers, families and dogs on Thanksgiving morning, we think this virtual event is going to be epic!”

Participants have the option to complete the chosen distance anytime between Nov. 22-29 and may form a team of family and friends to receive a $5 discount for each team member. Registration takes place online at feasterfive.com.

Feaster Five raises money to support the Merrimack Valley Striders’ high school scholarship program. Additional beneficiaries this year are the Hoyt Foundation, Merrimack Valley YMCA and Bellesini Academy.

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