Below is a press release from the Wilmington-based Sole Sisters:
WILMINGTON, MA — The Winter SOLEstice 5K is planning its 3rd annual 3.1 mile race the weekend of December 11, 2020 to December 13, 2020, going virtual in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The race is offering walkers or runners the opportunity to support their local communities, and a chance to win gift cards from Whirlaway Sports Center and Perfecto’s Cafe.
The first 200 entrants will also receive a long-sleeve T-shirt, courtesy of Champion’s Choice, and a pair of winter-themed running gloves.
Race Directors Kristin Vaillancourt and Meghan Wayne remain excited amidst these challenging times due to the pandemic.
“This race is such a fun community event. Last year, we were able to partner with the B.A.A. to host youth from the ‘Let’s Get Movin’ Program’ for the 1st time. Runners enjoyed post race refreshments courtesy of our sponsors, including Red Heat Tavern. It was a really fun morning. This year will have a different look, but we are hoping runners bring the same level of enthusiasm to their run,” they said.
Sole Sisters Running Club (SSRC) is an all-female running club, founded in 2013 with the mission to share their love of competitive and recreational running and support the local community.
The Winter SOLEstice race supports the Sole Sisters Running Club’s high school scholarship program. In 2019, SSRC awarded college scholarships to graduating female athletes from Wilmington, Tewksbury, and surrounding towns.
Those interested in the 5K race can register online by November 4 at www.solesisters01887.com to guarantee race swag.
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