SPONSORED POST: The weather forecast says the rain will take a day off and the temp will be a civilized 70 degrees, so get ready to enjoy the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) 5th annual Wonder Run 5k and Kids Fun Run. The annual fundraiser will take place on Sunday, May 19, and all runners and walkers are welcome. The 5k starts at 8:30am at the Wellesley High School track and takes runners and walkers on a scenic tour of town. The Kids Fun Run, which takes place on the High School track, starts at 9:30am.
Remember last month when you watched in awe as the elite Boston Marathoners sprinted through Wellesley Square? Impressive, of course, but with the Wonder Run, the WHJWC has arranged the type of day that’s a little less intense. The Wonder Run is all about the fun, and this year in honor of the Club’s 75th Anniversary, the run will be retro 70’s themed. Bring your favorite costume and join us for some fun – tube socks and sweatbands encouraged!
Whether you’re one of those intense in-it-to-win-it types 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 2018, the group gave away $143,000 — $72,000 in scholarships and $71,000 in grants to organizations and programs that provide education, enrichment and essential services to our local population.
Online pre-registration is $30 (Wonder Run 5K) and $10 (Kids Fun Run) and is now available. Pre-registration closes Saturday, May 18, 10am.Wonder Run t-shirts will be given to the first 250 online registrants for the 5K only, so please register early.