WILMINGTON, MA — The streets of Wilmington will once again be filled with runners and walkers on Sunday, September 25 at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce hosts the Town’s 12th Annual Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk.
A portion of the proceeds from the annual race are reinvested into the community through college scholarships and local donations.
Local and regional runners look forward to this race every year because of its flat scenic terrain and low cost. The race is well organized, friendly and conducted in a non-intimidating environment. The race features include:
- USATF certified courses
- Professional chip timing
- Mile markers
- Water stops
- Free t-shirts
- Awards for winners by gender/age/team categories
- Medals for all half marathon participants
- Ribbons for all 5K participating
- Post-race refreshments
- Family fun festivities — music, face painting, business & community sponsored tables with raffles and give-aways
The half marathon covers 13.1 miles and the 5K is 3.1 miles. Both races begin with a shotgun start at 10am. Registration tables open at 8am at 10 Waltham Street, in front of WCTV. Pre-registration is strongly recommended to avoid excessive lines during race day registration, to be eligible for a discounted entry fee and to be guaranteed receipt of a commemorative t-shirt.
Register online HERE, by mail, or in-person. Visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website for additional race details and registration information, or call Nancy Vallee, Chamber Executive Director, at 978-657-7211.
(NOTE: The above announcement is from the July-September 2016 Town Topics newsletter.)
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