AUGUSTA — A Run for the Trees, Run to End Hunger 5K Walk/Run through the Viles Arboretum will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, according to a news release from the Maine State Credit Union.

The Maine State Credit Union and the Viles Arboretum have partnered to raise awareness of the issue of hunger in Kennebec and Somerset counties.

“Maine State Credit Union believes in giving back to the local community and raising proceeds to help end hunger is a passion of many at the credit union,” said Mark Young, senior vice president, and chief operating officer, in the release.

“Each spring the Maine State Credit Union holds a 5k walk/run on the Kennebec River Rail Trail,” said Young. “Adding the trail run in September at the Viles Arboretum allows us to invite people to explore another great outdoor venue in Augusta while raising money for a great cause.”

“We are excited to partner with Maine State Credit Union this year. We have held the 5k Run for the past three years and are pleased to use it as a way to increase awareness of hunger within our local community,” said Mark DesMeules, executive director of the Viles Arboretum, in the release.

Runners and walkers can sign up for the event on Facebook at @5kRun4TreesMaine, or they can register the day of the event. All runners and walkers will receive a free tech T-shirt with registration.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 626-7989.

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