This year, for the first time, the Pikesville 5K Run/Walk will cater (literally) to participants who maintain a kosher diet.
“I noticed a lot of Orthodox friends were talking about the races they run, and it suddenly dawned on me: At the Pikesville 5K, the only things they can eat are apples and bananas,” said Jessica Normington, executive director of the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce. “So I reached out to Sherri Zaslow [director of marketing and sales] at Tudor Heights Senior Lifestyle to discuss the possibility of having kosher food at the post-race party. She thought it was a great idea, so Tudor Heights will be providing a kosher breakfast.”
Kosher food offerings after this year’s 14th annual race — which benefits the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults as well as the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce — will include eggs, French toast and offerings from Goldberg’s Bagels.
Normington said the race typically attracts about 800 runners and walkers with an additional 400 family members. The event will take place July 13 at the Woodholme Center and will include activities such as face-painting and moon-bouncing for children, a DJ and prize drawings for sports equipment and gift certificates.
Although online registration is closed, Normington said that it is still possible to register in person at Charm City Run stores in Timonium and McHenry Row and Fleet Feet Sports in Pikesville.
For more information, visit pikesville5k.com.