Date(s) - 05/20/2017
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Franklin Park Cross Country Course
BOSTON, Mass. – On Saturday, May 20, join an expected 1,000 individuals and families who will participate in the 8th Annual Playworks Run for Recess 5K presented by Playworks New England, New Balance, Positive Tracks, and Social Boston Sports. The event goal is to raise $15,000. Funds raised through the family friendly 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Franklin Park’s world-famous cross country course adjacent to the zoo in Roxbury, will support play and physical activity in 75 elementary schools across New England. Entering its 11th year, Playworks New England, a regional branch of a national nonprofit, brings play and youth development programming into schools during recess as a means to improve the health and well-being of children and to enhance learning through the power of play.
For the third consecutive year, Positive Tracks is the event’s presenting partner, alongside New Balance and Social Boston Sports. Positive Tracks matches all money raised by Playworks Run for Recess 5K for participants ages 23 and under. All ages are welcome. Registration fees range from $10 to $50, dependent upon route and group packages. All fees increase by $5 for onsite at Franklin Park.
For more information about Playworks New England or to register for the event, visit: https://www.playworks.org/communities/massachusetts/events/8th-annual-playworks-run-recess. For further questions, contact Karleen Herbst, Playworks New England Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617)-708-1734.