Annual 5K Run/Walk, Sept. 24, Benefits Wayland’s Dudley Pond Association

8/9/17

21st Annual Event Is Open to all Runners and Walkers, Adults and Kids; USATF-Sanctioned

The 21st annual Dudley Pond Run will be held Sunday, September 24, 2017. Proceeds benefit the Dudley Pond Association’s efforts to preserve the quality of Dudley Pond and fight invasive pondweeds.

There are events for all ages and abilities: a 5-kilometer race sanctioned by USA Track & Field, a 2-mile competitive walk, a kids’ race, and a noncompetitive fitness walk.

Sylvia Greene of Passion to Move will lead the fun noncompetitive fitness walk starting at 10:30 a.m. It will be followed by the kids’ fun run at 12:30 p.m., and the 5-kilometer race and the 2-mile competitive walk at 1:00 p.m.

With advance registration the fee is $6 for the kids’ fun run and $20 for all other events. Preregister as a member of a running or walking team of five or more and pay just $18.

On race day, the fee is $8 for kids, $25 for adults.

More information and instant online registration for all events are available at www.dudleypond.org/2017-fun-run.html. More information and the registration formalso can be obtained by writing Dudley Pond Run, PO Box 5114, Wayland, MA 01778-4137 or calling (508) 655-1923.

The first 50 registered adult runners and walkers will receive an official race T-shirt.The race will be held rain or shine.

The race begins at Mansion Beach, located at Mansion Road and Lakeshore Drive, near Route 126 and West Plain Street, in Wayland, Mass. The event will loop around the pond with a short hilly route through the residential area.

Sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and individuals

The Dudley Pond Run offersgreat sponsorship opportunities for local businesses. Corporate sponsorship is tax-deductible, and sponsors’ logos will appear on the race flyer, website, and run t-shirt. Individual, family, raffle and refreshment sponsors are also sought.See the website for more details.

The Dudley Pond Association (www.dudleypond.org) is a nonprofit organization in Wayland. Its goal is to preserve the present and future wellbeing of the natural and beautiful 84-acre pond, designated as a great pond by Massachusetts, for fishing, canoeing and other light recreation. Pond usage is open to all state residents.

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