This 3.5 mile women’s only race takes place on Mother’s Day at Pine Banks Park in Melrose and is a Melrose Running Club production.
From the race web site:
A unique way to celebrate Mothers Day, the Melrose Running Club invites you to participate in the sixteenth running of the Melrose Run For Women on Sunday, May 11th, 2014. Race start time is 9AM.
This family event honoring mothers and children has quickly become a Melrose Mothers Day tradition drawing over 1000 women. The festivities kick off with a series of kids races followed by the main event: a 3.5 mile run/walk which winds through the scenic and peaceful Swains Pond section of the city. The race finishes up with children handing out flowers, a bounty of baked goods and coffee, music, and awards.
Awards are given to the top finishers, the first mother and grandmother to finish, and best mother/daughter team finishers. Awards are also given to top age group finishers.
A portion of your entry fee is donated to the Melrose Alliance Against Violence. MAAV is a domestic violence prevention and education organization in Melrose. Since the races inception in 1998 the Melrose Running Club has donated over $158,000 to MAAV.
This race is truly a celebration of women of all ages and abilities, you won’t want to miss it. Be sure to invite your mother, your sisters, your daughters, and your friends!
On-line registration is $25.00 and available through Wednesday, May 7th. Mail in registrations were due by May 1st.
You can also register in person for $30.00 at Marathon Sports at 401 Main Street Melrose:
- May 8th 5PM – 8PM
- May 9th 12PM – 7PM
- May 10th 10AM – 5PM
Race day registration at Pine Banks Park begins at 8AM – cash or check only.
Kids races are free and will be held at the Pine Banks Park track
Don’t miss this wonderful mothers Day tradition!
Run well my friends!