7th Annual Playworks Run for Recess

  1. Updates

Thank you for supporting this year's Playworks Run for Recess presented by New Balance and Positive Tracks. It was a resounding success and we truly appreciate your participation.

If you ran in this year's race here is the link to the results for the 5K and here is the link to see pictures taken at the event. 

Join us for the seventh annual Playworks Run for Recess, a family friendly 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 21st. The Run for Recess offers opportunities for the whole family to get involved at Franklin Park's world-famous cross country course adjacent to the zoo! All participants will enjoy a fun family environment, a electronically timed race, and an awesome goodie bag. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers, as well as certificates for all age and gender categories.

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This year, we have announced an exciting new partnership with Positive Tracks that will double every dollar raised by ages 23 and under through our Run for Recess. How cool is that? Answer: very cool!

Positive Tracks, a national youth-centric organization that helps young people get active and give back, also provides tips and tools plus Beyond the Bake Sale fundraising ideas to get your creative juices flowing! The Positive Tracks program also provides youth participants with guidance and help from Playworks' Positive Tracks Coordinator, Karleen Herbst, to help kids turn sweat into gold for Playworks Massachusetts.

 


When

Saturday, May 21, 2016 (rain or shine!)

  • Pre-Registration and Registration opens at 9 a.m.
  • One Mile Fun Run beings at 10 a.m.
  • 5K Run for Recess begins at 10:30 a.m.

Where

Franklin Park Playstead Field, 1 Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA 02121

Why

Have fun and support play and physical activity at 40 schools across Massachusetts and run a spring race.

Cost

$25 Entry Fee

  • One Entry for either the 5K Run for Recess or One Mile Fun Run
  • T-shirts for first 400 runners pre-registered (sizes not guaranteed)
  • All proceeds support Playworks programming

$50 Family Fun Pack Fee

  • 2 Entries for the 5K Run for Recess and 2 Entries for the One Mile Fun Run
  • T-shirts for first 400 runners pre-registered (sizes not guaranteed)
  • All proceeds support Playworks programming

Run for Recess Presenting Partners

        

Positive Tracks helps Generation Next (our students) get active and give back through the power of play. Their support will double every dollar raised by ages 23 and under.

 

Our presenting sponsor, New Balance, helps Playworks students discover their love for movement at this year's Playworks Run for Recess.

 

Social Boston Sports offers young professionals the opportunity to stay active and engaged in the community through sports and other recreational activities. 

Run for Recess Event Partners

 


For more information, please contact: Stephen McGovern at stephen.mcgovern@playworks.org

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