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PHOTOS: Syrup Stampede 5K Run/Walk at Look Park

  • Kaya Sarouhan, 8, of Northampton, sporting a cowboy hat for the inaugural Syrup Stampede 5K Run/Walk and pancake breakfast, offers water to participants at Look Park on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Behind her is Maurine Malone of Northampton. The event, which was sold out at a cap of 500 participants, was hosted by Empty Arms Bereavement Support, a Pioneer Valley non-profit that supports families who have experienced the loss of a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. —GAZETTE STAFF / KEVIN GUTTING

  • About 500 participants start off on the inaugural Syrup Stampede 5K Run/Walk and pancake breakfast held at Look Park on Sunday. The event, which was sold out at a cap of 500 participants, was hosted by Empty Arms Bereavement Support, a Pioneer Valley non-profit that supports families who have experienced the loss of a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. GAZETTE STAFF / KEVIN GUTTING

  • Beatrice Hamilton, right, 10, of Hadley and Donna Wallace of Westfield, just behind her, take care not to spill their servings of local maple syrup after running in the inaugural Syrup Stampede 5K Run/Walk and pancake breakfast held at Look Park on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Just behind her is. The event, which was sold out at a cap of 500 participants, was hosted by Empty Arms Bereavement Support, a Pioneer Valley non-profit that supports families who have experienced the loss of a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. —GAZETTE STAFF / KEVIN GUTTING

  • Savannah Kusek, 5, of Easthampton helps staff the water table at the inaugural Syrup Stampede 5K Run/Walk and pancake breakfast held at Look Park on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The event, which was sold out at a cap of 500 participants, was hosted by Empty Arms Bereavement Support, a Pioneer Valley non-profit that supports families who have experienced the loss of a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. —GAZETTE STAFF / KEVIN GUTTING

  • Participants in the inaugural Syrup Stampede 5K Run/Walk and pancake breakfast help themselves to pancakes and local maple syrup following the charity event held at Look Park on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The event, which was sold out at a cap of 500 participants, was hosted by Empty Arms Bereavement Support, a Pioneer Valley non-profit that supports families who have experienced the loss of a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. —GAZETTE STAFF / KEVIN GUTTING

  • Jackson Pouliot, foreground right, 9, his sister Claire, 11, and friend Averi Stebbins, 12, all of Springfield, help themselves to pancakes and local syrup after running in the inaugural Syrup Stampede 5K Run/Walk and pancake breakfast held at Look Park on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The event, which was sold out at a cap of 500 participants, was hosted by Empty Arms Bereavement Support, a Pioneer Valley non-profit that supports families who have experienced the loss of a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. —GAZETTE STAFF / KEVIN GUTTING

  • About 500 participants start off on the inaugural Syrup Stampede 5K Run/Walk and pancake breakfast held at Look Park on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The event, which was sold out at a cap of 500 participants, was hosted by Empty Arms Bereavement Support, a Pioneer Valley non-profit that supports families who have experienced the loss of a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. —GAZETTE STAFF / KEVIN GUTTING


Monday, April 09, 2018

The inaugural Syrup Stampede 5K Run/Walk to benefit Empty Arms Bereavement Support took place at Look Park on Sunday morning, April 8, 2018. After the run, which was sold out at a cap of 500 participants, everyone was treated to a pancake breakfast featuring maple syrup from local producers.  More than $25,000 was raised through local sponsorships, registration fees and individual fundraising for the programs of Empty Arms, a Pioneer Valley non-profit that supports families who have experienced the loss of a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death.