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After a very difficult 2020, we are very excited to evite your back to an In-Person event this year. This year’s race will be held on Monday, September 6th. This is the 48th year for the race, making it one of the oldest in the area and a wonderful Walpole tradition.
The Herb Lewis Memorial and John D. Murphy 10K Race (6.2 miles) and “Walpole Ed” 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles) start and finish at Walpole High School. For the last six years, the Marathon Sports Youth Mile has been a welcome addition to race day with over 100 young athletes competing. All three races are organized to benefit the Walpole High School Cross Country and Track and Field Teams. By participating in this year's event you are supporting the 200+ Walpole High School Cross Country/Track & Field athletes as they prepare for the upcoming seasons. We thank you for your generosity and continued support of the programs.
Are you remote? Not able to join us in person? We are again offering a virtual option for the 5K and 10K. Not certain what to choose? Don't worry, you can switch between virtual and in-person for no cost, and no hassle.
By pre-registering today, you save $5 off the day-of registration cost, and get the chance to experience this great Walpole Tradition.
♦ Pre-Registration Race Fee: $30
♦ Day of Event Race Fee: $35
♦ Ages 13 and younger/65 and older: $20
♦ Youth Mile Fun-Run fee: $15
This year we have commissioned a custom designed T-shirt to be provided free to participants that pre-registered by August 15th. Along with the race T-shirt, each participant will receive finisher's medal.
Extra T-Shirts can be ordered through our online store at a cost of $15.
♦ 10K male in-person winner's name engraved on Herb Lewis Memorial Trophy - Trophy displays at Herb Lewis Insurance
♦ 10K female in-person winner's name engraved on John Murphy Trophy - Trophy displayed at John D. Murphy & Co.
♦ Team Awards (In Person only) for 5K/10K Races: (5-10) member teams - Team name engraved on Team Plaque, displayed at Walpole High School
♦ Top 3 Finishers in the 5K/10K
♦ Each registered participant will receive a Walpole Labor Day Road Race commemorative medal
♦ Age Group Awards are not being issued this year
Raffle / Silent Auction
There will not be an event raffle or silent auction this year.
We understand many of our local sponsors have been hit hard financially by restrictions brought on by this pandemic, we request your help knowing these are difficult times for all. Your continued support is critical to the success of the WHS XC/Track program. The race committee is committed to maximize your investment towards the each student athlete's growth and development. We are also committed to recognize and reward your continued generosity in the most effective means possible. We would love to advertise your business!
Below you can review the sponsorship levels and find the appropriate level of recognition for your business. If you are interested in being one of our sponsors reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations are tax deductible: The WHS XC/Track Boosters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (FEIN/Tax ID#: 47-4244104).
Gold Level Supporter
$500 & above cash contribution will secure a spot on the website sponsor page, your company name in the largest font on the race t-shirt provided to each registered participant, free race t-shirts for your staff, and the opportunity to include merchandise that advertises your business (small giveaways, coupons, magnets etc.) in our participants' race package.
Top nine sponsors will be recognized on one of the mile markers along the race course.
Silver Level Supporter
$200-$499 cash contribution will secure a spot on the website sponsor page, your company name on the race t-shirt provided to each registered participant, and the opportunity to include merchandise that advertises your business (small giveaways, coupons, magnets etc.) in our participants' race package.
Bronze Level Support
$50-$199 cash contribution will secure a spot on the website sponsor page.
Donations are accepted by using the Blue "Donate" button or by mail.
The Walpole Road Race,
P.O. Box 174, Walpole MA 02081
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
We are extremely excited to announce that leading up to the race week this year, some of the amazing restaurants in our community have agreed to hold a restaurant night to help support this wonderful Walpole tradition.
On Tuesday, July 27th, a percentage of all pizza and calzones sold at Family Pizzeria during dinner hours will go directly to the Walpole high school XC/Track programs. Bring your Walpole pride and help support our wonderful community businesses.
Tessie's and Raven's Nest (all day)
Jalapeno's (4 - 9pm)
Walpole High School
275 Common Street, Walpole, MA 02081