From Our Editors
Pump some weights, then go for a run. That's the challenge for participants in the Norristown 5K and Pump and Run, a family-friendly event that combines a 5K race with an optional bench-press competition. Although it's not required, lifting a certain percentage of your body weight (dependent on your age and gender) results in a reward that's greater than a sense of accomplishment: a precious 30 seconds deducted from your race time for each successful bench press. At the finish line, everyone gathers for complimentary snacks, raffle drawings, and the presentation of awards and prizes. The event benefits the athletics department at Norristown Area High School.