About this event
The Charles River Center will hold its annual 5K Run/1-Mile Walk on Sunday, September 26th 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Proceeds will benefit over 950 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities served by the Charles River Center. All abilities welcome.
This USA Track and Field-certified course loops through the scenic backroads of Needham and Wellesley, and begins and ends at the Charles River Center, 59 East Militia Heights Drive, Needham.
We will also holding a virtual Charles River Center 5k Run/1Mile Walk from September 19-26, 2021.
What does a virtual run/walk mean? Participants will have one week (from 8:00 am on September 19th 2021 to 9:00 pm on September 26th, 2021) to run/walk the 5k or 1 Mile wherever you'd like. You can run or walk anywhere, indoor on a treadmill or outside on a 5k/1 mile route you know. (You may even want to use USATF's route finder to find a certified 5K route close to where you live: https://legacy.usatf.org/routes.)
Remember to time your run/walk and submit your results via the google form found in your registration confirmation email. We accept results on the honor system, so you can track your distance and time however you like. The most accurate way to do this is by using a GPS watch, but there are also several free smartphone apps available for iPhones and Android devices (eg, Strava, Garmin, Map My Run)
In addition, we encourage you to share photos of your run or walk by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org or sharing them to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/charlesrivercenterroadrace. (Be sure to "like" the Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Run Facebook page, which will enable you to post your photos.)
The first 300 entries will receive free T-shirts.
Post Race Party
Participants and supporters are invited back to the Charles River Center for food, drinks, and a festive celebration after the run.
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All proceeds of the Charles River Center 5K Run/1Mile Walk will benefit over 950 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities served by the Charles River Center. All abilities welcome. To learn more about the Charles River Center please visit: www.charlesrivercenter.org