Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Outrun Homelessness At Borderland, April 28

BrocktonPost

BROCKTON--Lace up your sneakers and get ready to run or walk with School on Wheels of Massachusetts at its Outrunning Homelessness Race & Fun Walk on April 28 at Borderland State Park in Easton.

There will be a 5K run and a 2 mile walk.

The event is open to people of all ages and abilities, including competitive runners, children, families, and teens. Individuals and teams are invited to participate.
To preregister please visit School on Wheels website at sowma.org

Preregistration is $20. Registration on the day of the event is $25. Family walk registration is $75.

Registration on day of the event begins at 8 a.m.

The event will kick-off at 9 a.m. Borderland State Park in Easton.

There will be T-shirts for the first 100 runners who register on-line, prizes for each race category winner and refreshments.

Proceeds will benefit children experiencing homelessness in Brockton, Middleboro, New Bedford, Norwell, Quincy, and Stoughton.

The mission of School on Wheels Massachusetts is to educate children impacted by homelessness by providing academic support and one-on-one mentoring so children can reach their potential.

School on Wheels is also nearing the end of a "100 Families Challenge," a fundraising drive that asks families--100 or more--to donate $100 toward a $10,000.

If School on Wheels can collect $10,000 by April 30, the Weed Family has pledged to donate $10,000.

Those interested in donating can find more information on Schools on Wheels' website at sowma.org.

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