The 5K4Kids Run/Walk and FREE Halloween Festival is celebrating its 10th year this year. Join us at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5 for the race and stay for games, prizes food and fun. Each year this Framingham event has raised more than $100,000 to benefit kids in our care. Past years’ proceeds have been used to purchase holiday gifts and pay for extracurricular activities.
Wellesley photographer Mike Casey has way nicer cameras than we do, and he took to Twitter to share this cool shot of the helicopters that have been buzzing over the Boston Marathon course for security reasons. Better than seeing a gyrocopter on the White House’s lawn.
Military choppers fly overhead in Wellesley on yet another surveillance run of B Marathon course. No messing around pic.twitter.com/s47zyPM3Id
— Mike Casey (@mcasey101) April 16, 2015
Some of the fastest Wellesley Middle School and High School runners earned the honor of competing in Saturday’s Invitational Mile events, which involve 4 male and 4 female athletes from each of the 8 towns and cities along the Boston Marathon course. The mile race for high school students and the 1 kilometer race for middle school students take place in downtown Boston on the streets surrounding the marathon finish line.
Wellesley High’s Ben Griswold and Chris Ulian combined to finish second in the team competition. The Wellesley Middle School boys’ team finished third, and 8th grader Olivia Vernon finished third among girls in her race.
More than one thousand Wellesley Middle School students took to the streets Monday for the ninth annual Mini Marathon. Under cloudless skies, runners navigated a nearly 2-mile course that wound through neighborhoods around the school and on to the Sprague playing fields.
More students than ever competed in this year’s race, which is organized by the WMS Fitness & Health Department and the PTO, and celebrates fitness and school spirit.
The top three boy and girl runners in each grade were recognized with finisher medals and every runner received a handmade inspirational medal donated by former middle school parent Marshall Randolph in memory of his daughter Hannah.
2014 WMS Mini Marathon Top Finishers
6th Grade Girls 1. Ella Midura 2. Molly Jordan 3. Ellen McMahan
6th Grade Boys 1. Brendan Clare 2. William Manning 3. Ian Balaguera
7th Grade Girls 1. Kate Mullin 2. Brooke Guiffre 3. Nicole Beckett
7th Grade Boys 1. Austin Pineau 2. Owen O’Connor 3. Owen DeOliveira
8th Grade Girls 1. Kelcie Zarle 2. Olivia Vernon 3. Megan Krueger
8th Grade Boys 1. Max Perozek 2. Joey Bulson 3. Mitchell Gariepy
(Thanks to Stephanie Hawkinson for sending along the info and photos.)
More than 70 Wellesleyites are listed as official entrants for the Boston Marathon, which takes place on April 19 and runs through town along Rte. 16 and includes the 12-15 mile markers.
Heidi Angle, Chrisanne Banks, Gaetano Bavaro, Martha Blackwell, Eric Bordenstein, Robert Bourgault, Philip Brannigan, James Carroll, Amin Chaoui, Carol Chaoui, Bob Clare, Laura Clare, Richard Cleary, KC Clements, Robert Collins, Graeme Currie, Heather Daley, Tara Downie, Patricia Evans, Kimberly Fletcher, Rachel Forman, Jonathan Fortescue, Michele Frost, Julie Garvey, Kate Hall, Casey Harrington, Antoine Hatoyn, Peter Holland, William Jamieson, Robert Johnston, Stephen Joy, Lawrence Kaplan, Karen Keenan, Patrick LeFevre, David Leslie, Paul Leslie-Smith, Christine Lucas, Angelo Maragos, Michele Martin, Kate Maul, Timothy Maul, Kimberly McCann, Michael McNamara, Pam McNamara, Stephen Miele, Jr., David Milne, Lisa Morrissey, Elaina Murray, Jerry Nigro, Michele Norman, Jennifer Noxon, Stephen Noxon, Mary Jane O’Donnell, William O’Kane, Jr., Devin O’Reilly, Antonia Perry, Soroya Rahaman, Marshall Randolph, Gregory Rash, Annie Rolincik, Giulio Romeo, Emilio Rotondi, Catherine Russell, Jay Russell, Thomas Sargent, Cynthia Sibold, Stephen Silveri, Matthew Smith, Carly Tetel, Sophia Thomas, Christopher Wasel, Matthew Whiteley, Scott Williamson, Georgia Zafferes.