Hudson – “These Colors Don's 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 [email protected].
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/.