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Half Marathon and 5K Set for Sept. 27

Aug 02, 2015 11:33AM ● By Kieran Gilman
(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.)

WILMINGTON, MA - Coming this September runners are invited to Wilmington as the Chamber of Commerce will host the 11th running of their Half Marathon & 5K Run or Walk 9/27/15.
Conveniently located north of Boston only 1/2 mile off Rt 93 on Rt 62, the run will start at Waltham Street and wind through Wilmington’s scenic back roads to finish back at the start. There is ample free parking. The Half (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) are on courses that are USATF certified and flat, fast and well marked.  Over 600 athletes participate each year.

A Great Value! Entry fees are:
Half Marathon - $30 Pre-Registration / $35 Race Day
5K Run/Walk - $20 Pre-Registration / $25 Race Day
Students (18 and younger) - $15

Race Time:
8:00 am - 9:30 am – Registration and Sign-in
9:30 am - 9:45 am – Racers/Walkers to Start Lines at 10 Waltham St.
10:00 – Shotgun Start for both races.
Both races finish at 10 Waltham St.

Three Ways to Register:
1. Online by 9/24:
(by credit card)
2. Mail registration form & check made payable to:
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, 226 Lowell St., Wilmington, MA 01887
Visit to download registration form
3. Race Day registration begins at 8:00 am

Bib Pick-Up:
Saturday, 9/26, from 10 am – 2 pm at the Race Site OR on Race Day from 8 am – 9:30 am

Race Amenities & Perks:
USATF Certified Courses
Professional B-Chip Timing
Race T-Shirt (guaranteed for first 500 pre-registrants)
Mile Splits & Water Stops
Cash Prizes for Top Overall Finishers
Awards to Top 3 Race / Age / Gender
Trophies to Top Teams
Ribbons to All Participants

Family Fun Festivities include:
• Music & Entertainment
• Hot Dogs
• Fruit
• Ice Cream
• Bouncy House
• Face Painting
• Sponsor Booths & Giveaways

The Epilepsy Foundation New England Donation Center will be at the race collecting gently used clothing for New England children and families living with epilepsy.

Premier Sponsors:
Colonial Fireplace
Security Innovation
Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

Businesses interested in sponsorship and race day table set-up are encouraged to contact the Chamber by August 14th.

Portion of proceeds benefit Scholarships for Wilmington Students.  Contact the Chamber at 978-657-7211 for additional details or visit:

Post Race Parties:
Runners who show their race bib on 9/27 at the following restaurants will receive ½ off appetizers:
Red Heat Tavern – 300 Lowell Street
Tremezzo Ristorante – 2 Lowell Street

Two Teams Gather To Honor Loved Ones:
For the 6th year, “Team Kelli” Family & Friends will reunite to run/walk in memory of Kelli Agati Murray. Kelli passed away in June, 2010 leaving behind five beautiful children and a town filled with family & friends. Race proceeds are used each year to fund two scholarships in Kelli’s name which are presented by Pat Agati in May.

For the 2nd year, “Team Collier Strong” Family & Friends will gather to run/walk in memory of fallen hero Sean Collier. Sean, Wilmington native and MIT police officer, was killed in the line of duty in April 2013. The  Chamber will donate a portion of the race proceeds to the “Sean Collier Scholarship Fund”.
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