SPONSORED POST: The big day is coming up as the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) prepares to welcome runners of all talent levels for its 4th annual Wonder Run 5k and Kids Fun Run on Sunday, May 21 at 8:30am. Think of it as your own personal “Boston Marathon” without all the arduous training and fundraising. This is a race that you can easily get your mind and body around, and it starts at our own Wellesley High School. Plus, the weather is finally cooperating so you still have plenty of time to take a few training jaunts. Now is the time to get out there and celebrate the wonder of the vastly improved weather.
Whether you’re in it to win it (sure, there are always a couple of those to keep everybody on their toes) or you just want to low-key get out there, one thing stays the same in this race — all proceeds help organizer WHJWC provide scholarships and other charitable aid. In 2016, Junior Women’s funded $65,000 of charitable grants in program areas including seniors, civic and community, education, and healthcare.
The 5k starts at 8:30am at the Wellesley High School track and takes runners on a scenic tour of town. The Kids Fun Run, which takes place on the High School track, starts at 9:30am. Sensei Nicco DeMasco will be on hand with kid-friendly activities before the event.
Online pre-registration is $30 (Wonder Run 5K) and $10 (Kids Fun Run) and is now available. Register early to secure your Wonder Run 5K T-Shirt! The first 250 5K registrants will receive a race t-shirt and a water bottle. For questions about the Wonder Run road race, please contact the event directors at wellesleywonderrun@gmail.