9th Annual Playworks New England Run for Recess 5K
On Saturday, May 19, join an expected 1,000 individuals, including students and families representing 49 Greater Boston elementary schools, who will participate in the 9th Annual Playworks Run for Recess 5K presented by Playworks New England in partnership with the New Balance Foundation. The event goal is to raise $15,000. Funds raised through the family friendly 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Franklin Park’s world-famous cross country course adjacent to the zoo in Roxbury, will support play and physical activity in 140 elementary schools across New England. In its 12th year, Playworks New England, part of a national nonprofit, brings play and youth development programming into schools during recess as a means to improve the health and well-being of children and to enhance learning through the power of play. All ages are welcome. Registration fees range from $10 to $50, dependent upon route and group packages. All fees increase by $5 for onsite at Franklin Park. For more information about Playworks New England or to register for the event, visit: https://www.playworks.org/new-england/event/playworks-9th-annual-run-recess/.