As has become a tradition, Wellesley welcomes runners of all talent levels each Spring for a host of races.
The big one, of course, is the Boston Marathon on April 18.
But don’t overlook these other events. There’s still plenty of opportunity to train, if you’re interested in partaking…
*Wellesley Community Children’s Center Fun Run and Fun Fair: March 19, 8:30am-noon.
Okay, technically this happens the day before Spring, but close enough.
The 36th annual event, which will be held inside the Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse at Wellesley College’s Keohane Sports Center, features children’s running races (ages 3-12), games and activities, stuffed animal and book sales and face painting. A silent auction and raffle will give participants a chance to win Celtics tickets, a Koji Uehara autographed baseball, a Lyn Evans girls night out, and a Jillian’s Billiards “pool” party for 20 people. The event also includes an Independent School and Summer Camp Fair.
More info available at www.wccc.wellesley.edu. It’s $7 to register. Additional siblings are $3 each. All proceeds from the event support the Wellesley Community Children’s Center’s Early Childhood and After School Programs.
*Officer Stewart Savage Memorial 5K Road Race & Fun Run: May 1, 10am/11am
*Wonder Run 5K and Kids Fun Run: May 22, 8:30am
The 5K race, which starts at the Wellesley High School track, takes runners on a scenic tour of town while helping organizer Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club provide scholarships and other charitable aid. The Kids Fun Run, which takes place on the High School track, promises fun for our youngest runners. Online pre-registration is $25 (Wonder Run 5K) and $5 (Kids Fun Run) and is now available by clicking here. Register early to secure your Wonder Run 5K T-Shirt! The first 300 5K registrants will receive a participant bag and race t-shirt. Bags are available for 500 race day participants. For questions about the Wonder Run road race, please contact the event directors at [email protected]
*Schofield 5K and Fun Fair: June 5, 9:30am (fun fair starts at 10:30am)
Hilly course that starts and ends at Schofield Elementary School on Cedar St. Register for Schofield 5K here.