Melrose Spooky Sprint 5K

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Can you out-run the ghouls and goblins of Melrose?

The Melrose Family YMCA presents the 2015

Melrose Spooky Sprint 5K

Melrose spooky sprint, 5k race, kids raceThis Halloween Day race begins at 8:30 on East Foster Street, right around the corner from the Melrose Family YMCA. This popular Melrose Family 5k run continues to grow and attracts runners of all ages from the area. In 2014 more 500 runners completed the course.

Come join the fun and start a new family tradition.

All are welcomed to run dressed in their Halloween costumes. Please be sure costumes will not trip the runner wearing it or other runners. Clear vision is also important for anyone running in a costume, young or old.

This is a good test run for your child’s halloween costumes to make sure it is safe for the evening’s Trick or Treating.

All proceeds benefit the Annual Fund which supports members in your community that are in need, who look to the Y to help them keep their families strong and healthy. In 2014 the YMCA of Metro North Annual Fund provided more than $1,000,000 in scholarships and financial assistance to over 3,682 children, families and seniors. Your generous support is necessary to fund many of the YMCA programs and services that families need each and every day.

RACE FEATURES:
» Long sleeve t-shirts for those pre-registered by October 17
» Electronic timing
» Post-race refreshments

ENTRY FEES:
Runner/Walker  – until October 17: $25  after October 17: $30

Child under 14 – until October 17: $15  after October 17: $20

1st 5k medal, First 5k medalMy First 5K medals will be available at the bib packet pickup Friday afternoon and Saturday morning before the race. If this is your son or daughter’s first 5K help them celebrate a wonderful accomplishment and help support the Melrose Family YMCA.

Medals are $9.95 and cash or check will be accepted. All proceeds benefit the Melrose Family YMCA.

Each medal comes with a bib sticker that your child can put on their bib for the race. Everyone will know that your little runner is running their first 5k! At the end of the race each first 5K runner will receive their medal and celebrate a race well run.

Support the Y and inspire a young runner.

my first 5k, running bib sticker

 

Packet pickup times are:

Friday, October 30th from 2pm to 7pm at the Melrose Family YMCA

Saturday at Race Registration from 7am to 8:15am

Post race Monster Bash begins promptly at 9:30 in the Melrose Family YMCA gym.

Run well and we hope to see you on Halloween in Melrose, if you dare!

 

© 2015 andrew nagelin

Author: OmniRunner

9X Boston Marathon finisher, 17X marathons total. Sharing my love for running and the fun adventures and lessons that come with it. Helping non-profits increase fundraising and new runners celebrate their First 5K.

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