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Additional race information can be found at http://RunforVanessa.org.
7th Annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Foundation's violence prevention, safety awareness & gender equality programs.
Kids' Run (100-Yard Dash, ages 3-10): 9:00 AM
5K Run/Walk: 9:30 AM
5K Run/Walk (Virtual): 9:30 AM
This is a fun event for the whole family! The course is mostly flat with one small hill. See the course map for details.
Runners and walkers from out of town can still participate and show their support. Virtual runners can tune in to the beginning of the race via Instagram Live. Then, run on your own and post your photos!
Purpose of the Race
Funds raised from the 5K allow the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation to provide valuable safety programs to the community. The Foundation envisions a world where women live free from harassment. They advocate for safety awareness, violence prevention, and gender equality. They further their mission by providing self-protection training, and they partner with organizations to provide programming and mentorship opportunities to address the root causes of violence against women. Vanessa Marcotte inspires their work, and her kind, philanthropic and compassionate spirit continues to influence people of all ages.
Enjoy the fun, post-race atmosphere with food, beer, and ice cream trucks, as well as a DJ! You can also enter to win several raffle items. Activities for kids, too!
Sponsorships are crucial for making the event a success. Show your support! Please visit 5Ksponsor.org to sign up.
Top male & female finishers overall, and top finishers (male & female) in the following categories:
Under 18; 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
An online auction will be available two weeks before the race. Registrants will be notified when the auction site opens. Have fun bidding and thank you for your support. Separate raffle items and baskets will be available at the event at Wachusett Ski Mountain.
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