B. Glad Memorial 5K raises $3,703 for Happy Basket Program

B. Glad Memorial 5K raises $3,703 for Happy Basket Program

CUMBERLAND – No thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 6th annual B. Glad Memorial 5K took place virtually during the month of October, but that didn’t stop the 3.1-mile event from raising $3,703 for Cumberland’s Happy Basket Program.

The race was started by David Barboza to honor the memory of his uncle, Bill Glad, and his siblings, Olivia and Adam Barboza, also shared the race coordinator responsibilities. To date, the race has raised over $20,500 for the Happy Basket Program, which provides food and toys to Cumberland families in need during the holiday season.

The winner of the 5K was Johnston’s Eric Benevides, who used his 24:59 time from a 5K in Connecticut, and he was followed by Peter Mazzoni, who placed second, and Chris Arthurs, who finished third. The women’s top finisher was Cumberland’s Jessica Gravel, whose time was 26:51, and she was followed by Krystal Vasconcelos in second place and Bozena Chmielewski in third.

This year’s sponsors included Berg’s Eye View Communications, Brian Barber and Associates, Chelo’s Hometown Bar and Grille, Coia Sanitation, Cumberland Collision Center, Cumberland Firefighters Local 2722, Eastland Electric, Impact, J.J. Duffy, Millennium Swim Systems, Miller’s Auto Body and Sales, Mutter Motors, Navigant Credit Union, and Pawtucket Credit Union.