The Heritage Day road race has been canceled

Above: Runners get underway at a past Heritage Day Road Race

The Southborough Rotary Club announced today it was forced to cancel its annual Heritage Day road race scheduled for Sunday, October 7, due to low pre-race registration. This year was to be the 36th annual running of the Heritage Day 5K. All proceeds from the race were to benefit the Southborough Food Pantry and Rotary International’s effort to eradicate polio.

“We are sincerely sorry to tell you the race will not be held as planned,” Southborough Rotary Club member Carl Guyer wrote in an email to registrants.

Organizers suggested runners sign up for the annual Gobble Wobble 5K on November 22 instead. While the Gobble Wobble costs $5 more than the Heritage Day Road Race ($25 vs. $20, respectively), Rotary offered to transfer registrations at no additional charge. The Gobble Wobble is sponsored by the Friends of Southborough Recreation Department. More information is available on the Recreation Department website (

For those runners who do not wish to participate in the Gobble Wobble, Rotary offered to refund the registration fee, or to donate it to the Southborough Food Pantry or Rotary International’s Polio Eradication fund.

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