WILMINGTON, MA – Coming this September, runners are invited to Wilmington as the Chamber of Commerce will host the 14th running of their Half Marathon & 5K Run or Walk on Sunday, September 23, 2018.
Conveniently located north of Boston — only 1/2 mile off Route 93 on Route 62 — the run will start at Waltham Street and wind through Wilmington’s scenic back roads to finish back at the start. There is ample free parking. The Half (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) are on courses that are USATF certified and flat, fast and well marked. Over 500 athletes participate each year.
A Great Value! Entry fees are:
Half Marathon – $35 Pre-Registration / $40 Race Day
5K Run/Walk – $20 Pre-Registration / $25 Race Day
Students (18 and younger) – $15
8:00 am – 9:30 am – Registration and Sign-in
9:45 am – Racers/Walkers to Start Lines at 10 Waltham St.
10:00 am – Shotgun Start for both races.
Both races start and finish at 10 Waltham St.
Three Ways to Register:
1. Online by 9/20: http://www.ChamberRace.RaceWire.com (by credit card)
2. Mail registration form & check made payable to: Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce, 226 Lowell St., Suite B4A, Wilmington, MA 01887. Visit http://www.wilmingtontewksburychamber.org/race to download registration form.
3. Race Day registration begins at 8:00 am
Saturday, 9/22, from 8 am – 10 am at the Race Site OR on Race Day from 8 am – 9:30 am
Race Amenities & Perks:
USATF Certified Courses
Professional B-Chip Timing
Race Drawstring Cinch Sack (guaranteed for first 500 pre-registrants)
Mile Markers & Water Stops
Awards for Top Overall Finishers
Medals to Top 3 Race / Age / Gender
Medals to Half Finishers
Ribbons to 5K Finishers
Family Fun Festivities include:
• Music, Hot Dogs, Fruit, Ice Cream
• Sponsor Booths with Raffles & Giveaways
See Chamber website for listing of all 50 race sponsors. Race proceeds benefit college scholarships, various community donations, and the operations of the Chamber. Contact the Chamber at 978-657-7211 for additional details or visit: http://www.wilmingtontewksburychamber.org
Post Race Party:
Runners who show their race bib on September 23 at Red Heat Tavern (300 Lowell Street) will receive ½ off appetizers.
Sole Sisters Running Club:
While many local running clubs participate in the race every year, it has become popular with athletes from Wilmington’s Sole Sisters Running Club. Many of the 300+ club members will compete in either the Half or 5K, while others are out on the course providing motivation and manning water stop stations.
For the 9th year, Team Kelli Family & Friends will reunite to run/walk in memory of Kelli Agati Murray. Kelli passed away in June 2010 leaving behind five beautiful children and a town filled with family & friends. Race proceeds are used each year to fund a scholarship in Kelli’s name which are presented by Pat Agati in May.
(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.)
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