Cocoa Beano Race: Running for Chocolate and giving back to children

I’m a woman who thrives for days on chocolate, a little bit of coffee, de-stressing, and running. It is the perfect balance to creating a healthy lifestyle balanced with some moderation. Personally, I know a lot of people feel the same. How would we get along in our crazy lifestyles without taking a break to embrace our active java and chocolate junkie lifestyles?

With our beautiful riverfront trails to run and walk on and beautiful, historic downtown village areas, it’s not a surprise that many of us run past Lagomarcino’s (a Quad Cities staple) and think about how we can tie together keeping active and eating delicious chocolate.

Have no fear, because Lagomarcino’s and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley have come together to create the race of the fall season, where you can run for chocolate, while at the same time supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley.  It’s local mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.”12109244_10204612930237428_4225646520647987685_n (1)

On Saturday, October 28th, give back to the community and take care of all the children in the Quad Cities and greater Mississippi Valley area by participating the Lagomarcino’s/Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley Cocoa Beano 5K race!

The race begins at 9 A.M., alongside the Lagomarcino’s location in the Village of East Davenport, IA, at 2132 East 11th Street. Registration includes a running jacket and, of course, a free Lago’s hot chocolate and chocolate delicacy upon completion of the race. Visit Lagomarcino’s website, or the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley for registration prices and more information.Image result for cocoa beano race


About the author

Katy Williams As a life-long Quad Cities resident, Katy is an Elementary Education major working on Reading and ESL/ELL endorsements at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. She loves running, traveling, cooking, working with kids, spending time with her fiance and her family & friends, education, and putting a pen to paper. She also works part-time as a preschool teacher at a local learning center and has been a published writer from a very young age. Most notably, she has been a columnist for the Dispatch-Argus newspaper since the age of fifteen, and a Radish Magazine contributor, since the age of nineteen.

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