Cabot Virtual Road Race to Benefit Feeding America + a Cheese Giveaway

On Columbus Day, I ran the Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women road race with my friend, Mary. Besides the fact that I like to run (sometimes), I was eager to join the Cabot Virtual Race to benefit Feeding America, an organization dedicated to feeding America’s hungry through a nationwide network of food banks. If you’re interested in joining the virtual race, you can still sign up :)

Janice and May: Cabot Virtual Race to Benefit Feeding America

Here we are sampling Cabot cheeses before the race. We usually don’t eat right before running, but I think we actually did better with some food in our tummies!

Disclosure: As a Cabot Team Leader for the virtual race, Cabot paid for my entry fee for the Tufts 10k and made a $100 donation in my name to my local food bank. I was not compensated for writing this post, and  all opinions are my own.

Janice and Mary at Tufts 10k starting line

At the starting line, we asked ourselves what we were thinking when we agreed to run six-plus miles. “Run” is actually a bit of an overstatement, since what we do is more of a slow jog or “wog.”

Mary and Janice running Tufts 10k for Women with Cabot

After 5.5 miles we were still smiling!

It’s not too late to participate in the Cabot Virtual Race to benefit Feeding America. To participate, you don’t have to join an official race; all you have to do is register, pay $25.00, and get out and run or walk or jog or “wog” before the end of October. You can even complete your run on a treadmill!

Cabot Cheese Gift Box

In addition to making donations to food assistance programs across the country through Feeding America, Cabot is also offering this Legacy Collection gift box filled with savory cheeses and a cork screw to one of our blog readers.

TO ENTER the gift box giveaway, post a comment here telling us how you’d use this cheese in your everyday cooking and/or entertaining. (U.S. only please.)

We will enter you into the giveaway additional times if you …

> Tweet about the giveaway with a link back to this post.

> Share the giveaway news with your Facebook fans and friends with a link back to the post.

> Follow us on Pinterest.

> Follow The Meal Makeover Moms on Facebook and Twitter (@MealMakeovrMoms)

We’ll pick our winner on November 1st at noon EST using Good luck!

Oh, and do let me know if you end up running :)

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