Running and Walking for causes this weekend

Above: This weekend, you can join in a fundraiser for the Shifrin family and/or support awareness for veterans issues. (image L-R from flyer and Facebook)

As I’ve previously shared on the blog, a special 5K run for SHIFTSTRONG will take place tomorrow morning. The race begins at 9:30 am. Registration is still allowed on the website tonight or at Southborough Wellness until 7:00 pm, where you can also pick up your bib today. Or you can register onsite starting at 8:00 am tomorrow.

For a reminder of those details, click here.

It’s not the only event this weekend worth lacing up for.

Last year, I shared SPD’s celebration of a veteran whose 90 Mile Walk that crossed through Southborough. Today, I learned that he’ll be doing it again on Sunday. Selectman Lisa Braccio shared on Facebook:

Last year around this time, we had the pleasure of welcoming SSG Chartier to Southborough as he passed through on his journey to bring awareness to Veteran issues to the State House.

He will be once again passing through Southborough with a rest stop at Eagle Leasing on Sunday (11/3) somewhere between 12-3pm, I will have a better idea as it gets closer. Some of us plan to walk with him from the Westborough border to the Framingham border and the Southborough PD will provide an escort.

If you see him marching, please beep and wave your support for our Veterans. Or if you would like join us feel free to message me with any questions!!!

She included a link to more information from WesternMass News. But it looks like the best source for an update on his ETA would be her Facebook postings

Last fall, the SPD posted:

Yesterday, our officers were part of a ‘welcoming group’ that came out to support Retired Staff Sergeant James Chartier, on his 90 mile walk to bring awareness to homeless veterans and PTSD. The group of volunteers (which included Selectman Lisa Braccio) were at Eagle Leasing on Turnpike Road with flags & food for SSGT Chartier, as he passed through the town of Southborough.

“The mission of the 90 Mile March is to elevate awareness and raise funds to battle Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that affects too many of our brave and courageous combat veterans.”- 90 mile march website.

Good luck on your march, SSGT Chartier! We thank you and wish you the best.


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