The 10th Annual Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run & Family Walk was originally scheduled for September 13. However, the pandemic set the event on a different course.
The Run is a celebration of community and active lifestyle with a 5K run, 2-mile family walk and a kids' fun run. Benny the Bagel, the event's mascot, walks about the crowd, shakes hands and takes photos with community members. In addition to family activities, live music and dancing, the event also offers trainer-assisted stretching with JCC personal trainers, massage by Spa at the J massage therapists and more.
Unfortunately, with COVID-19 still impacting our communities, the event is not possible this fall with all these festivities. Although organizers considered a virtual race where runners receive digitalized bibs, the feel of community was too important for the Bagel Run and a virtual race wouldn’t fulfill that…especially not on the Bagel Run’s 10th anniversary.
Organizers, volunteers and community partners have scheduled the 10th annual event for September 19, 2021.