MARLBOROUGH – On Sunday, June 11, kids got a chance to run and have some fun at Noble Field.
A Fun Run for Kids, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Marlborough, drew about two dozen children, along with their parents.
The fun run was a project organized by new member Lindsay Spada.
Spada said she developed the event to “supplement” the track programs offered by the Marlborough Recreation Department.
“It’s a way to get the kids out of the house,” she said.
The event included track events, including 50-meter hurdles, 50-yard sprint, 100-yard sprint, 400-meter run, and field events, including standing long jump, shot put with a ball, and turbo jav – think a pool noodle with a point and a tail.
Participants were grouped by age and taken to several “stations;” first-place finishers at each station earned blue ribbons, while everyone else received yellow participant ribbons.
Spada thanked Wegmans of Northborough for a last-minute gift of $250 to help provide water and snacks.
She added the Rotary would like to make this an annual event.
For information about the club, visit https://www.marlboroughrotary.org/