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 Henderson A life-long Quad Cities resident, Katy is a Preschool through 4th Grade ESL Teacher at a local elementary school. She attended St. Ambrose University, graduating in May 2018 with a B.A. in Elementary Education with ESL and Reading concentrations and an English minor. She is working on a Master's in Early Childhood Education. She loves running, traveling, cooking, working with kids, spending time with her husband and her family and friends, education, and putting a pen to paper. Her writing credits include the Dispatch-Argus Newspaper, Radish Magazine, Midwest Writing Center and being a writing tutor at SAU and now for The Princeton Review's

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