Students from Algonquin and Assabet continue their traditions of raising funds to save lives. This month, both schools will host annual festivities centered around walking/running.
(And don’t forget, in town this weekend is NECC’s big annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism.)
Relay for Life (in support of the American Cancer Society)
Algonquin Regional High School
Friday, May 13 – Saturday, May 14
The event asks teams to keep up an overnight walk around a track, through relay shifts. It kicks off with a 6:00 pm survivor’s lap, followed by a Caregiver’s lap. Four hours in, a “Luminaria” ceremony of candles inspires participants to remember those lost to cancer. A Closing Ceremony wraps up at 6:00 am.
In between, those who aren’t on shift to walk rest in tents or take part in some of the many activities, including a Bounce House, volleyball, dodgeball, capture the flag, tug of war, relay races, “The Quest”, Glow in the Dark games, and bingo.
For more information or to pledge support, click here.
March (or Run) for Miracles (in support of Boston Children’s Hospital)
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Sunday, May 15
The Student Council traditionally hosts a 2 mile walk and fun activities. This year, to boost interest, they added a 5K race.
The theme for 2016 is “Big Hopes for Little Heroes”. This year’s fun for all ages includes:
several carnival games for children and some for adults as well. Participants may enter in A Chance to Win, one of the most popular components of the event. Hamburgers and hot dogs are grilled right in front of you to perfection. It is such a fun time for people of all ages, including a dunk tank for students that want to get some friendly payback against their teachers, a 5k Road Race, a petting zoo from Animal Adventures, face paint, backyard and carnival games, Powderpuff/Flag Football, and MORE!
The race begins at 10:30 am, followed by the main event at 11:00 am. To register for the 5k, click here.