Runners, walkers invited to participate in marathon fundraiser in Hudson
Hudson – “These Colors Don’t Run, But We Do!” is the theme of a fundraiser to benefit the One Fund, the charity created for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their families. The event will take place Saturday, May 18, 12 to 4 p.m. at the Hudson Elks Pavilion, 99 Park St. It is sponsored by the track team of the Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School and the Highland City Striders.
Participants will walk, jog or run 25 laps around a quarter-mile loop (6.25 miles). The event is not a race and laps will not be counted. Participants will walk the last lap together in silence at 2:45 p.m., when four bell tolls will honor each of the four people who died in the bombings. At 2:50 p.m. (the time of the first bombing), there will be a blessing for all the families affected by this act of terrorism. Organizers are requesting that participants recommend specific names to be mentioned in the blessing by contacting Mark Vital at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost is $20; $26.20 after May 15. The event will feature live music, refreshments and a free t-shirts while they last. Registration applications can be found at www.amsacs.org/event/these-colors-dont-run-but-we-do/.
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