New 5K Coming To Wilmington To Raise Funds To Help Individuals & Families Affected By Addiction

WILMINGTON, MA — Save the date! At its July meeting, the Wilmington Board of Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Renee Marcou, Executive Director of Brady’s Foundation, Inc., to conduct a 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, August 27 in Wilmington.

The event will take place in memory of local loved ones who have been lost to addiction.

The proposed route, per Town Manager Jeff Hull, is the same as many of the other 5K’s in town — starting at the Town Common, traveling down Federal Street, circling back via Wildwood Street, and finishing back at the Town Common.

The Wilmington Police Department offered a positive recommendation. The event will not conflict with any other community event scheduled that day.

“I’m grateful you’re considering my request,” said Marcou.  “I’ve been in Wilmington my whole life and this organization is based here in Wilmington.”

According to its Facebook page, Brady’s Foundation was created “to shine light on the significance of addiction awareness, to help the struggling recover, and to provide a safe space for families who are affected by addiction.”  Proceeds from the race will help the organization carry out its mission.

The nonprofit organization was started in honor of Tim Brady, a lifelong Wilmington resident who lost his battle to addiction last year at the age of 28.

The Race Details

This ‘Run For Recovery, Walk For Wellness’ 5K will include:

  • Winner Trophies
  • Professional race announcement of each participant at the Finish Line
  • Giveaways & Raffles
  • Live DJ
  • Addiction awareness & resources
  • Kid friendly activities
  • Kid’s races

Registration begins at 9am. Kids races will take place from 9:30am to 10:15am.  The 5K Run and Walk will begin at 10:30am. Sign-in and race day registration will take place on the Town Common. (Online registered attendees can pick up their numbers/bibs on the Town Common the day before — Saturday, August 26 — from 4pm to 5pm.)

Online registration is now open HERE.  The first 100 registered runners/walkers will receive a free event t-shirt. Online registration closes on Thursday, August 24.

Participants (13 and over) cost $25 with online registration and $30 with race-day registration. Participants (12 and under) cost $15 with online registration and $20 with race-day registration.

A post-race celebration will take place on the Town Common from 11am to 2pm with lots of family-friendly activities, including:

  • Live DJ Entertainment
  • Activity Booths for kids and adults
  • Raffles
  • Free Giveaways from our Sponsors
  • Resource Tables for Addiction Awareness
  • Resource Tables for Self-Care & Wellness
  • In Memory Signage of those we lost to Addiction
  • Brady’s Foundation Merchandise

There will be plenty of parking at the High School, Fourth of July Building, and St. Thomas Church.

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