8th Annual Playworks Run for Recess

May 20
Hosted by:Playworks Education Energ...
When:
May 20, 2017 at 8:30am to
May 20, 2017 at 1:00pm
Where:
Franklin Park Playstead Field Playstead Road Roxbury , MA
Contact:
Goal: $15,000
$3,940 4 26% Complete

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Pre-Registered Tickets are now closed. You can still purchase your ticket at the race tomorrow morning at the "Day of Registration" table. We hope to see you there!

 

Join us for the eigth annual Playworks Run for Recessa family friendly 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 20th. The Run for Recess offers opportunities for the whole family to get involved at Franklin Park's world-famous cross country course adjacent to the zoo! All participants will enjoy a fun family environment, a electronically timed race, and an awesome goodie bag. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers, as well as certificates for all age and gender categories. Sign up for the race today to support Playworks and get active!

This year, we have announced an exciting new partnership with Positive Tracks that will double every dollar raised by ages 23 and under through our Run for Recess. How cool is that? Answer: Very Cool!

Positive Tracks, a national youth-centric organization that helps young people get active and give back, also provides tips and tools plus Beyond the Bake Sale fundraising ideas to get your creative juices flowing! The Positive Tracks program also provides youth participants with guidance and help from Playworks' Positive Tracks Coordinator, Karleen Herbst, to help kids turn sweat into gold for Playworks Massachusetts.

 


When

Saturday, May 20, 2017 (rain or shine!)

  • Pre-Registration and Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
  • 1 Mile Fun Run beings at 10 a.m.
  • 5K Run for Recess begins at 10:30 a.m.
  • Recess 12:00pm-1:00pm

Where

Franklin Park Playstead Field, Playstead Road Roxbury, MA (Pierpont Rd. cross street) 

Why

Have fun and support play and physical activity at 75 schools across New England and run a spring race.

Cost

$10 Youth Entry fee (Under 18)

  • One Entry for an adult for either the 5K Run for Recess or One Mile Fun Run (16 and younger)
  • T-shirts for first 400 runners pre-registered by 5/1/2017 (sizes not guaranteed)
  • All proceeds support Playworks programming

$25 Adult Entry Fee (Over 18)

  • One Entry for an adult for either the 5K Run for Recess or One Mile Fun Run (16 and over)
  • T-shirts for first 400 runners pre-registered by 5/1/2017 (sizes not guaranteed)
  • All proceeds support Playworks programming

$50 Family of Four Pack Fee

  • Family of Four Entries for either 5K or One Mile Fun Run
  • T-shirts for first 400 runners pre-registered by 5/1/2017 (sizes not guaranteed)
  • All proceeds support Playworks programming

 

Please note all registion fees increase by $5 for day off registration at Franklin Park


Run for Recess Presenting Partners

    

Positive Tracks, a national, sports-based youth development organization based in Hanover, NH, plugs into the Playworks Run For Recess to help youth ages 23 and under sweat for good. Positive Tracks combines philanthropy and athletics to enroll young people - as partners, participants, and leaders - in making the world a better place, starting with themselves.

 

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Run for Recess Partners

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In Kind Partners

Boston Organics

Flour Bakery

J.P. Licks

King's Bowling

Purity Organics

Star Market

The Fresh Truck


For more information, please contact: Briana Gilvarg at briana.gilvarg@playworks.org