Category Archives: Outdoors

One more Wellesley road race: Dash for Pet Cancer 5K run/walk

In honor of pets and the people who love them, Unleashed by Petco will host its Dash for Pet Cancer 5K and Fun Run – benefitting the Petco Foundation’s Pet Cancer Awareness Campaign – on Saturday, May 30 at Elm Bank Reservation on the Wellesley/Dover/Natick lines. The event celebrates the conclusion of Pet Cancer Awareness […]

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500+ mile run for fallen military personnel coming through Wellesley

500 for the Fallen, a relay run honoring fallen military personnel and their families comes through Wellesley next Thursday, May 21, around 6:35pm. The leg starts at Town Hall and ends at the Framingham War Memorial. The run starts in Concord, Mass., and ends in Arlington, Va., and raises money for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, […]

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Wellesley’s Warren Park gets free playground equipment

It looks like fun-seeking Warren Park playground visitors have received a new climbing structure in the form of a massive fallen tree limb, provided courtesy of gravity. We are guessing the Department of Public Works has put it high on the priority list for removal, in the spirit of “Safety First.” Thanks to reader ML […]

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Wellesley 1 Miler: Family fun in the sun at Elm Bank

The Wellesley 1 Miler for the Hannah Randolph Memorial Fund drew nearly 300 runners to Elm Bank to start Mother’s Day off on a good foot. Mark Mayall of Maynard defended his crown, winning the race in 5:05. Jenny Donnelly finished first among female runners in 5:43. Full results here. RELATED: Hannah Randolph bench debuts at Elm […]

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Wellesley staying active in spring

Hannah Randolph One Miler Sunday, May 10, Mother’s Day, 9am The Wellesley 1 Miler is a 1 mile run on the roads and fields of the beautiful Elm Bank Reservation.  See the planned course map here. The race will include a race wave, a youth wave (runners 16 and under) and a family wave. The […]

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Swimming? Skating? Soccer? Make your voice heard on Wellesley’s 900 Worcester St. plan

From the town of Wellesley’s 900 Worcester St. Committee: As the 900 Worcester St Committee approaches the completion of developing the RFP for soliciting private firms that are interested in developing recreational amenities on the Town’s 900 Worcester St property (formerly St. James the Great), the Committee is seeking resident input on the priorities for […]

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Wellesley Trails Walk on May 2: Cheever House & Sudbury Path

Join the Wellesley Trails Committee: Follow the Sudbury Path from Wellesley College’s Cheever House, an historic mansion in the Hunnewell Estates Historic District, to the Sudbury Aqueduct. Explore the trails along the Charles River, and cross over the Waban Arches, a 500-ft long stone bridge constructed in 1876 to carry water to Boston. Loop back through […]

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Wellesley spring bird walk schedule released

The Wellesley Conservation Council invites novices and experts on Sunday mornings in May and June to look for migrating birds at the most promising sites of the day. Bring your binoculars, guide books and waterproof footwear!Meet in the parking lot at the corner of Cameron and Washington Street, next to the main library at 8 a.m. except for our Mother’s […]

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