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Help put food on area tables with Bert Jacoby’s Hunger Challenge run

Above is local runner Bert Jacoby, finishing last year’s Marine Corps Historic Half marathon ahead of any other local runner, and fourth overall out of a field of nearly 5,500.

He looks a little lonely, doesn’t he?

Well, at this year’s race, Jacoby won’t have to spend the whole time out in the lonely front of the pack. He’s going to cross the starting line dead last, and he is hoping that every runner he passes will help the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank put food on area family tables.

Jacoby is collecting tax-deductible pledges for every 10, 50 or 100 runners he passes (as many as 8,000 are expected to enter the May 15 race), with all proceeds going to the area food bank as part of its Hunger Challenge fundraising campaign.

He hopes to finish in the top 100, so he’s likely to pass thousands of runners along the 13.1-mile course through Fredericksburg.

You can read more about Jacoby’s fundraising run in The Free Lance-Star later this week. If you want to help Jacoby raise money, download a donation form here and return it to the food bank. If you are more comfortable making a flat-rate donation, you can do so on the food bank’s website.

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