Thursday, May 1, 2014

Walk, Run, Stroll and Roll for a Cause

The Franklin 5K, 2013

Saturday, May 3, 2014: 4th Annual Road Race - Franklin and Bellingham Rail Trail Committee
Proceeds benefit the development of the Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) multi-use trail in Franklin and Bellingham.
Where: 431 Washington Street, Franklin MA
Time: Run 10am, Walk 9:45 am, Registration Opens at 8:30am
Distance: 5K run, 1 mile and 3 mile walk
Notes: USATF sanctioned event, paved road, prizes
Register HERE

Sunday, May 4, 2014: SADD Walk of Tears
Proceeds benefit scholarships at both King Philip and Franklin HS. Donations accepted, checks payable to Town of Franklin.
Where: Franklin High School
Time: 10 am, Registration starts at 9:30am
Distance: about 3 miles
More information HERE

Saturday, May 10, 2014: 2nd Annual Elks Care, Elks Share 5K Run and Walk
Proceeds from the Second Annual Elks Care Elks Share Road Race & Walk will be donated to the Franklin Food Pantry and Wounded Warrior Project.
Where: 1077 Pond Street Franklin (Elk's Lodge)
Time: 10am, registration begins at 9am
Distance: 5K
Notes: paved road, T-shirts to on-line registrants, professionally timed, prizes, refreshments, raffle, music, post race celebration
Register HERE

Sunday, May 18, 2014: HMEA 13th Annual Independence 5K Run, Walk, Roll and Stroll in the Park! 
Proceeds benefit HMEA.
Where: EMC Park at 50 Constitution Blvd., Franklin MA
Time: 9am
Distance: 5K
Notes: USATF certified, all day event, free refreshments, entertainment, Kids corner, displays from Franklin Police and Fire Departments
Register HERE, runners not participating in fundraiser may register at RaceWire

Sunday, June 1, 2014: The Franklin 5K
The Franklin 5K (formerly called Run for Bob) was started to honor Bob Biagiotti, Kris' late husband & Kayla’s dad. Bob believed that no child should have to sit on the sidelines.  This is a fun family event, which has become a true celebration of children of all abilities. Since 2005, the event has raised $75,000, allowing children with special needs to participate alongside their typically developing peers in social and recreational programs and activities.
Where: 431 Washington St., Franklin MA
Time: 10am, registration starts at 9am
Distance: 5K
Notes: So come out, whether to run, walk, roll, or cheer.  Enjoy children's activities, free refreshments, raffle prizes, and more!   All participants receive a finisher's medal.  All ages welcome.
Register HERE

Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2014: Relay for Life - Franklin, Bellingham, Wrentham
Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society
Where: Tri-County Regional Technical Vocational HS, 147 Pond Street, Franklin, MA
Time: TBD
Sign up or donate HERE.
Check for Relay for Life walks in your town HERE.

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