Fueled by Doughnuts
Run Like There’s Doughnuts At The Finish Line
Rachel celebrated Montclair Bread Company’s 4000th like on Facebook with a doughnut themed 4K in 2014. She had never run before but the running bug bit her that day. She start-
ed running with a few local friends and realized that running with them was much more fun than going it alone so she created Fueled by Doughnuts.
Her goal was to create a community that supported local runners and made it so that they had enough options to never have to run alone. In two years, the group has grown to almost 1500 members many of whom participate in the annual races including the 5k Doughnut Run (12/10 – sold out in 3 hours!), the Baker’s Dozen Half Marathon and Relay (3/25 – still spaces left) and the Baker’s Revenge Trail Runs (2018 schedule TBD).
There are weekly runs open to all starting at 16 Label St (unless noted).:
Tuesday at 5:30 am & Tuesday at 6:30 pm (coached speed work at the Brookdale Park track)
Wednesday at 6:30 pm Thursday at 6:30 pm
(trail runs at different locations late spring through early fall)
Saturday at 8 am (7 am in the warmer seasons).
Rachel and her team work to make sure that newcomers are welcomed and everyone is matched up with people running similar distances and paces. All runs end with doughnuts!
In addition to the weekly runs, there are several special events throughout the year. Some of the favorites are the scavenger hunt in the spring, Oktoberfest and the annual holiday ugly sweater run and potluck coming up on 12/20.
FxD started their first marathon training program this fall, coaching 30 local runners through the fall marathon season. The training program for the Baker’s Dozen Half Marathon starts January 1st and offers a virtual training plan option as well as the in person training.
Interested runners can find more information on the Fueled by Doughnuts Facebook page and information on the upcoming races is available at http://www.montclairbread. com/races.