The Wellesley Community Children’s Center invites you to its 39th annual Fun Run & Fun Fair, which takes place on Saturday, March 23, 8:30am -12:00pm inside Wellesley College’s Keohane Sports Center.
The Wellesley Community Children’s Center (WCCC) Fun Run & Fun Fair began in 1980 as a small pre-Boston Marathon race for WCCC preschool children. Today, hundreds of children and families enjoy non-competitive races for kids ages 2-12, carnival games, face painting, refreshments, a silent auction and raffle, book and stuffed animal sales, and representatives from area independent schools, camps, and family-friendly businesses.
All proceeds from the event benefit programs for the Wellesley Community Children’s Center, which was established in 1971 to provide childcare and early learning for working families. At its Early Childhood Program on the Wellesley College Campus and After School sites in the Wellesley Public Schools, WCCC has grown to provide programs each year for over 400 children ages 3 months through 5th grade.
Included in the entrance fee is a racer number bib which allows a child to race, play there will be carnival games, face painting, refreshments, book and stuffed animal sales, and representatives from area independent schools, camps, and family-friendly businesses. Fees are as follows:
- Pre-Event (Online Payment) Entrance Fee for Children Ages 2-12: $15
- Day-Of Entrance Fee for Children Ages 2-12: $17
- Family Entrance Fee (for families with 4 or more children): $55
Grown-ups and children under 2 are free.
Race Schedule and Silent Auction items
All racers receive a 2019 FUN RUN participant ribbon when they cross the finish line!
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Donated items up for bid this year include a season pass to Belkin Lookout Farm, free weekly Linden Store sandwich for a year (a $400 value), pair of running shoes from Marathon Sports, Bose® SoundLink speaker, $500 off two consecutive weeks at Tenacre Day Camp, a private wine class from Total Wine & More, five waterpark day passes to Great Wolf Lodge, plus gift cards to restaurants, salons, tickets to local theater performances and sporting events, and much more.