Fourth annual NECC road race on Saturday

Last year’s NECC 5K (Photo courtesy of the Southborough Fire Department)

The New England Center for Children’s 4th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism will take place in Southborough on Saturday, May 8. The race starts and ends near Pilgrim Church, with the route following Clifford, Deerfoot, and Middle Roads.

There will be road closures around Pilgrim Church on Saturday morning, so plan accordingly. Registration starts at 8:30 am and the race starts at 10:00. You can also register in advance online.

Proceeds from the event benefit NECC’s Annual Fund, which helps provide students with items such as playground equipment, new student cubbies, learning software and upgrades to residential facilities, as well as pool supplies and safety equipment for the new Aquatic Center.

Registration is $25 until May 5 and $30 the day of the race. The first 600 registered runners and walkers will receive a race T-shirt.

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