Elks Care, Elks Share - Do You?
You can support those who have served for us - Our Veterans - by participating in this race. You can walk, run, or raise money. Their needs are every changing - do you stand with us in being at the front line of care for them?
The Americans who fight for our country come home with both physical and psychological wounds. The Elks are hosting our 5th Annual Elks Care Elks Share 5K Road Race & Walk to help ease the burdens they face.
The Franklin Elks Care and try to do as much as we can for our Veterans by serving those who have served for us. Will you join us in honoring our bravest?
You are making a difference by teaming up with us. The main beneficiary of our race is the Fisher House of Boston Foundation. They recognize not only the special sacrifices made by our men and women who serve in uniform, but also their loved ones. The Fisher House Boston is a home away from home where our military families can stay while a loved one is receiving in-house treatment at one of our medical centers. Any veteran or military personnel, wartime or peacetime, is eligible to have a family member stay at a Fisher House. These homes are built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers.
It is a privilege and honor to give our best effort for our 5th year for such a great cause! Will you join us in making a difference in Veterans lives who are in Massachusetts?
A portion of the proceeds will also go to our Lodge's "Oil for Vets" Fund which provides heat for our Veterans & their families in Massachusetts.
Create a team & fundraising goal!
Grab your friends and get them moving with you. The more the merrier!
You can even set a team goal and have have your family & friends pledge for you.
Race Day Registration is $30.
- Check-in begins at 9:00 AM in the Franklin Elks Lodge
- Race begins and ends at the Elks (1077 Pond Street, Franklin, MA 02038)
- Indoor Facilities
- Each participant will be professionally timed by RACEWIRE
- Live Results can be sent to your smart phone! Results will be posted and available online through racewire.
- Awards will be granted to the top 3 male and female finishers in various age groups
- Water, coffee, oranges and bananas will be available for registered runners
- Parking available at the Elks and at the VFW across the street
- The course is mostly flat ending with a roughly ½ mile dash to the finish line
Get your Patriotic pants on!
Prize goes to most patriotically dressed - this is for our Veterans, after all!
Awards for Runners in Age Categories as well.
There will be AWARDS granted to the First Place, Second Place, and Third Place finishers based on gross time in the following age categories:
Up to 19
20 to 29
30 to 39
40 to 49
50 to 59
60 to 69
-Best Overall Team (combined times)
Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
Veterans depends on the generosity of volunteers to support our fundraising efforts for our day full of FUNdraising!
There is a motto that the Elks follow;
"So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”
The Elks are committed to their mission- are you?
Let us work collectively to never forget them.