Northampton leaders show support for Sunday’s Hot Chocolate Run

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Thousands of people will come together in Northampton this Sunday to raise money for domestic violence prevention.

The annual Hot Chocolate Run benefits Safe Passage, a Hampshire County organization that works to end domestic violence.

Sarah Smith of Safe Passage told 22News the way people have encouraged their family and friends to participate this year is remarkable.

On Thursday night, Northampton leaders came together to show their support for the event.

“We are going to have thousands of people descending on Northampton,” said Mayor David Narkewicz. “But I think it’s important we also make sure that we understand that we’re having a lot of fun but it’s for a really important mission that we’re supporting.”

The 12th-annual Hot Chocolate Run steps off this Sunday at 9AM behind the Northampton Brewery.

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