About this event
The 2nd MBBF 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run will benefit the Mary Beth Benison Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The primary purpose of the foundation is to provide financial assistance to ALS patients and their families. In addition we provide assistance to people with cancer and other serious illnesses and we partner with and support charities close to Mary Beth's heart.
What is special about this event is that the MBB Foundation honors the memory of Mary Beth and another individual within the ALS community. This year we are having the race in memory of Maryellen Standring, who passed away from ALS in 2014.
Proceeds raised from this event will go to MBB Foundation to help reduce the financial burden for patients and their families. Grants typically provide assistance for things such as the payment for medical equipment or caregiver services not covered by insurance, payment of a household bill (electric, heat (gas/oil), rent/mortgage), car payment or to contributing towards a dream vacation for a patient with a terminal illness.
5K INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FEE:
Individual ages 18 and over $30.00
Individual ages 17 -13 - $25.00
Individual age 12 and under $10.00
5K TEAM REGISTRATION FEE FOR TEAMS OF 5 OR MORE:
(When registering select the Create a Team Option and then once it's created members can register themselves by selecting join your team)
5K Team Registration fees:
Adult $22.00 per member BEFORE 9/10/17 - $25.00 AFTER 9/10/17
College or High School Student $18.00 per member
Elementary Student $10.00 per member
1K Kids Fun Run Fee: $10.00 (Only for ages 12 and under)
Start Time: Kids 1K Fun Run Starts at 10:00 a.m.
5K Run Walk starts at 10:30 a.m.
Race Day Registration Starts at 8:30 a.m.
Participants of the 5K Run/Walk Participants will receive a runners bag, beer ticket (drink ticket if under 21), admission to the post race party and all who register by September 10th will be guaranteed a T-shirt.
Kids Fun Run Participants will receive a medal, cupcakes, and cider.
There will be music, face painting and refreshments at the park.
**All Participants MUST register by 9/10/17 to be guaranteed a T-Shirt
Post Race Party
Funky Murphy's on Shrewsbury St is hosting the Post Race Party. We will have a post race party with music, food and raffles. More information will follow.
All 5k and Fun Run Participants MUST be registered by September 10th to be guaranteed a T-shirt.
Number Pick Up
Number pick up will be held on Saturday, October 14th at Sneakerama, 12 Lake Ave Worcester. 10:00 am - 3:00 p.m.
Prizes awarded to Overall Top Male Winner and Overall Top Female Winner
Parking will be available at DCR Lake Park
Park Directions - DCR Lake Park is located directly across from Buffone Ice Skating Arena.
The directions below bring you to Regatta Point and from there provide directions to DCR Lake Park.
The park is located on the Worcester/Shrewsbury line in Central Massachusetts.
From the East/Northeast:
Take Rte 495 to Rte 290 West.
Follow Rte 290W to Exit #22, Main St/Shrewsbury.
Take a right at end of ramp.
At second set of lights, take a left onto Plantation St.
Follow Plantation St. back under Rte 290 and then take a your next left onto Natural History Dr. (Natural History Dr. will turn into N. Lake Ave.) You will see entrance to Regatta Point. To get to Lake Park: from Regatta Point, travel south on Lake Ave across Rte 9 for 1 mile to park entrance on left. Park is located directly across from the State Skating Rink.
Take MASS PIKE West (Rte. I-90W) to exit # 11 in Grafton, Rte 122.
Take a left onto Rte 122 North(Grafton St).
At the third set of lights take a right onto Sunderland Rd.
At the next set of lights take a left onto Lake Ave.
Lake Park Entrance will be approximately 1.5 miles down on your right
Take MASS PIKE east (Rte. I-90E) to exit #10 in Auburn, Rte 290.
Follow 290E through Worcester to exit #21, Plantation St.
Take a right at end of ramp onto Plantation St.
Take your next left onto Natural History Dr. (Nat. History Dr. will turn into N Lake Ave) You will see entrance to Regatta Point. To get to Lake Park: from Regatta Point, travel south on Lake Ave across Rte 9 for 1 mile to park entrance on left. Park is located directly across from the State Skating Rink.
Take Rte 2 West to Rte 190 South towards Worcester.
Follow Rte 190S to end onto Rte 290 East.
Take 290E to exit #21, Plantation St.
Take a right at end of ramp onto Plantation St.
Take your next left onto Natural History Dr. (Natural History Dr. will turn into N. Lake Ave.) You will see entrance to Regatta Point. To get to Lake Park: from Regatta Point, travel south on Lake Ave across Rte 9 for 1 mile to park entrance on left. Park is located directly across from the State Skating Rink.