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Irish eyes will be smiling on the town of Medway on Saturday, March 16, when runners take off at the Medway Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (MEPTO) second annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run. Registration for the race, which starts at 9 A.M. at Medway High School (88 Summer Street), is now open at www.racemenu.com/shamrockshuffle.
Last year’s event raised more than $7,300, which supported the purchase of 50 iPads for student enrichment! More than 330 runners from Medway’s local community and surrounding towns turned out to run, walk and shuffle at the inaugural event. All ages are welcome to come out and run to support MEPTO’s activities and enrichment programs, which benefit Medway’s 900 elementary school children, representing more than 600 families.
This year’s Shamrock Shuffle 5K includes the option for participants to compete as teams (minimum 4 runners). Prizes will be award to the largest and fastest teams.
Participants can sign up online, and register a team, at www.racemenu.com/shamrockshuffle. Registration is $25 before March 1, $30 after Mar. 1, and $15 for kids ages 17 and under. All runners who register by March 1 will receive a race t-shirt as well as a cinch bag and water bottle, compliments of Sports Authority. Awards, also courtesy of Sports Authority, will be given out to the top three male and female finishers and ribbons will be awarded to the top male/female finishers in each age category. Race day pre-registration will take place on March 16 at 8 A.M.
Anytime Fitness will serve as the event’s Shamrock Silver Photo Sponsor, while this year’s Shamrock Silver Media Sponsor is WickedLocalMedway.com. "Kiss the Blarney Bronze" sponsors include Curves of Medway, Kidzturf, Middlesex Savings Bank, Mickey Cassidy's Irish Restaurant & Public House, Rutland Nurseries, Inc., Santos Auto Body, Starr and Glick Orthodontics, The Wasielewski Group, Fasolino Landscape, Design and Construction, Inc., and Medfield Orthodontics. Additional contributors include Roche Bros. and Friendly Car Wash.
Professional timing will be provided by Racemenu.