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Kick Off Spring with the Meghan McCarthy Road Race

Mar 18, 2015 09:55AM ● By Kieran Gilman
The Meghan McCarthy Road Race is a great way shake off old man Winter and kick off the Spring!  Join us for a sanctioned and timed 5k USATF Certified Course. Run or walk a flat Tewksbury course and help support Brain tumor research.  Meghan McCarthy lost her life at the young age of 17 from an inoperable brain tumor.  She was an extraordinary young woman who taught us all about miracles, faith, dignity and courage throughout her 3 year battle.  She was a true inspiration.  Please join us on March 29, 2015 to celebrate Meghan's life and support Pediatric Brain Tumor Cancer Research at the Dana Farber Cancer institute.

Take part in our Fundraising challenge: raise $500 (or more) before the RUN and your name will be entered to win 2 Red Sox tickets.  All of the funds raised go directly to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund.  This year, WROR will be joining us so bring your friends and family to this exciting event.  The FIRST 100 registrants will receive a FREE T-Shirt so SIGN UP EARLY! We will also have plenty of great raffle items and music and face painting for the kids!

We appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing you on March 29th.  For more information, check out the race Facebook Page at

Event details and schedule

The race starts at 9:00 AM sharp!
Food and refreshments will be available before and after the race.
Bib number pick-up
Pre-registered participants can pick up their bibs & t-shirt/tank orders from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM on Saturday Mar 28, 2015 @ Tewksbury Sports Club 1830 Main St. Tewksbury Ma 01876.  You may also register at that time.  We encourage pre-registration to avoid the crowds on Race Day.

On-site registration will be available on the day of the race from 7:30 to 8:30 in the high school cafeteria.  

This is a flat on road course that will be well marked . Runners will start in the front.  Walkers at the back.  PLEASE stay within the cones along the route for safety.

There will be a water station at the halfway point.

Times will be posted in the caferteria....medals will be handed out as placed runners in each group cross the finish mat.  All others will be handed out at the end of the race.

Dress according to the weather this is a rain or shine event. 

GET YOUR PINK ON!  PINK was Meg's favorite color!  We will be giving out 1st 2nd & 3rd place prizes for the PINKEST RUNNERS.......SO PINK UP!

Online pre-orders for ALL TShirts & Womens Burnout Tanks are now CLOSED. There will be a limited amount for sale at pre pick and also day of event

Don't forget there will be great raffles!  MUSIC, WROR Live Braodcasting, FACE PAINTiNG, Refreshments & LOTS of FUN!

Ample, free well marked parking is on-site at the high school. Entry to the cafeteria is at the main entrance, right off the main drive and sidewalks. Race starts and ends in the parking lot.
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