Now that fall is upon us, it’s time to start gearing up for the holidays. While you’re prepping your costume, looking up stuffing recipes, or getting an early start on your holiday shopping, there are actually other ways to celebrate these holidays that have good causes behind them. Holiday 5K runs have become increasingly popular over the years, and they always result in fun and giving during the season.
So if you’re interested in stretching your legs, burning calories, and supporting a good cause, we have a list of the top holiday 5K runs near Brockton, MA, that you can participate in.
Boston Common Costume Dash 5K
Grab your costume and make sure that you have running shoes that match. The Boston Common Costume Dash 5K is taking place on Saturday, October 29. This second annual race allows you to dress up and run with your fellow New Englanders to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. The funds raised for this race will help the society provide care, assistance, and emotional support while they continue to conduct groundbreaking research to help find a cure.
Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female winners in varying age groups.
Gobble Wobble 5K
Are you looking for a way to work up an appetite so you can fill up on Thanksgiving eats and treats? Why not participate in the Gobble Wobble 5K. This race, organized by the Attleboro TMCA Pleasant Street Branch, will occur on Thanksgiving morning. Registration begins at 7 am with the race to follow an hour later.
The course is fast and flat and takes place at the Attleboro Corporate Campus. Awards will be given to the first three finishers in each age category of both men and women.
5th Annual Family Gratitude-5K Turkey Trot
The 5th Annual Family Gratitude-5K Turkey Trot is another Thanksgiving morning race in the Brockton area. This race will start at 8:30 am at the Endicott Estate in Dedham. The children’s half mile run will start at 8 am. Proceeds from this race will benefit the Dedham Food Pantry and local Ripples of Hope community service initiatives. Runners are encouraged to bring a bag of non-perishable food items for donation.
Ugly Sweater Run
The Ugly Sweater Run takes place at 8:30 am on December 10 at Suffolk Downs in Boston. Runners are encouraged to find the ugliest Christmas sweater possible and participate in this 3.1-mile run.
Runners receive a custom Ugly Sweater Run knit hat, a finisher’s medal, and complimentary cocktails after the race. Awards are even given out to those with the best ugly sweater, best pet attire, and the best real/fake mustache/beard. This race is a fun way to gather with family and friends and enjoy the holiday season.
Now that you know about the upcoming races in the Brockton area, you’re ready to decide on which ones you’d like to participate in. These races support great causes. Isn’t that what the holidays are about?