Top 5 Road Races in Massachusetts to support children
Looking for a fun way to spend some time with your family and friends while helping to support the local children? Look no further. Here you can find some of the top local road races in support of children and organizations to help children expand their imagination.
#1. Children’s Museum in Easton 24th Annual Father’s Day Road Race
This year marks the 24th annual Fathers Day Road Race at the Children’s Museum in Easton, MA. All the proceeds of the race benefit the Children’s Museum, to enhance exhibits and educational activity areas for local children and their families. This is a day full of exercise and good family fun bringing more than 1,500 people together to take part in this event.
Website: Father’s Day Road Race
#2. Holliston 5K Road Race to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston
A scenic 5K road race followed by a 1M kids’ race (10 and under only). T-shirts will be given to the first 200 entrants and there will also be post-race refreshments and awards to top finishers.
Website: Children’s Hospital – Holliston 5K
#3. Mansfield High School All Sports Boosters 5K
The Mansfield High School All-Sport Booster Club 5k raises money to support Mansfield athletics and provide scholarships for graduating seniors.
Website: Mansfield High School All Sports Boosters 5K
#4. Children’s Races at Frothingham Park
The Easton Recreation Department and Moms Club of Easton sponsor several races every Thursday throughout the summer for kids! Enjoy a great evening with some good ole’ family fun! The Children’s Races are for both boys and girls from ages 2 – 12.
Website: Children’s Races – Frothingham Park
#5. Super Hero 5K Run/Walk
Raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund and the St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
Website: Super Hero 5k
Never ran a race before? That’s okay! Here are some reasons why running is great for your health, according to Sport Fitness Advisor!
- Can help improve your cardiovascular health
- Helps improve the health of bones and the muscles
- Reduces risk of chronic disease
- Helps in improving brain and memory health
- Boosts self-esteem
For more check out Sport Fitness Advisor’s article on the 35 Amazing Health Benefits of Running, According to Science (+10 Tips for beginners).
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