5k run, 1.4mi walk, & Kids Fun Run
Upton, MA – VFW Post 5594 is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Run to Remember 5K is going virtual for 2020! Participants will receive a race bib and gaiter and can engage in either a walk or run category. The Virtual Run to Remember will take place from Saturday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 11th.
According to Shawn Craig, Post Commander, "Like so many individuals, businesses, and non-profits, our Post has been greatly affected by the spread of COVID-19 and the CDC's social distancing recommendations. We were unable to bring the carnival to town last spring, and then had to significantly delay our weekly Cruise Nights this summer. It's these fundraisers alongside our hall rentals that support our community programs and services. I'm excited about going virtual as it opens the event to our family, friends, and others who may be living outside the area but still want to support our efforts."
Participants can register to run the 5K (3.1mi) or walk 2.25K (1.4mi). Kids get their own Virtual Fun Run (from a 50-yard dash up to 400 meters). The race honors all Active, Reserve, and Guard members and veterans who served our country in the past. Each participant is encouraged to wear the name of a veteran they wish to honor. Runners submit their times using the honor system. Prizes will be given (mailed) to 1st Place male and female 5K runners!
Please visit www.uptonvfw.org/5k for more details or to register online.
George L. Wood Post 5594 was chartered on February 16, 1946. Today, the Post welcomes a new generation of combat veterans returning from overseas conflicts.