Another annual race in Vermont has gone virtual in the midst of the pandemic.
Hops for Hope, a 5k run and walk to benefit the American Cancer Society, will now be taking place over the course of a few weeks rather than its usual location at Mount Snow in Dover. Participants can walk, bike, roll, swim, ride or hike as many times as they’d like before August 30, the original date for the annual event.
Heather Winther, community development manager for the American Cancer Society, says it’s important to continue supporting cancer treatment and research.
“It’s also important for us that the programs of ours that were paused due to the pandemic can ensure safety, can safely restart, when it’s acceptable, but there’s going to be new funding needed to make sure that we meet all local and state guidelines to protect the people.”
If you are not able to participate, you can always support an individual or a team or even donate a prize.