For many, Labor Day is the last gasp of summer. The kids are heading back to school, and the weather is starting to cool off. It might be one of your last chances to get out and really enjoy the sunshine before fall arrives.
For this reason, Labor Day weekend is the perfect time for a run. And if you’re heading out, it might as well be for a cause.
Laborious Labor Day Ten Miler
Hosted by the Highland City Striders
- When: Monday, September 4, 2017
- Where: Ghiloni Park, Marlborough, MA
- What time: Registration at 7:00 AM, race at 8:00 AM
The whole idea behind the Laborious Labor Day Ten Miler is to raise awareness for those less fortunate in our community. Not everybody will have food to put on the table this Labor Day. But with the help of this race, a few more may go to sleep with full bellies.
The Highland City Striders are a group of runners dedicated to helping neighbors and friends cultivate healthy lifestyles. Part of this means ensuring other community members aren’t starving. This is why they partner up with the Hudson Food Pantry every year.
To register for the race, all you have to do is donate 15 canned goods on the day of. However, feel free to bring more if you can!
4th Annual Run for Jess
Hosted by the Jessica C. Thurston Memorial Fund
- When: Saturday, September 2, 2017
- Where: East Bridgewater Commercial Club, Bridgewater, MA
- What time: 10:00 AM
Jessica C. Thurston was only 27 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. And while she fought her illness valiantly for two years, the cancer eventually took her.
Jessica’s death was a startling reminder that cancer doesn’t target only a certain age or lifestyle. Everybody is at risk.
So, to help raise awareness and funding for research, Jessica’s family and friends have put on the Run for Jess for the past three years. With a 5k run or 1-mile walk (followed by activities, music, and free BBQ), you can contribute to the fight against cancer this Labor Day weekend.
Make a Difference This Labor Day Weekend
Around Marlborough, MA, Labor Day doesn’t have to be all about picnics and adult beverages. On the contrary, you can use this holiday as an opportunity to give back to some great causes. Register for either run this year to make a difference!