Marlborough Rotary Club’s run was still fun, despite the rain

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Marlborough Rotary Club’s run was still fun, despite the rain
Long jumpers kept dry, thanks to a tent, during the second annual Fun Run for Kids at Noble Field in Marlborough on June 9. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – It was a run – and a hop, skip and jump – in the rain.

On June 9, about 20 children came to Noble Field at Whitcomb Middle School to participate in the second annual Fun Run for Kids sponsored by the Rotary Club of Marlborough.

Events included long jump, shot put, javelin (a child’s version, with a blunt tip), 50-meter and 100-meter runs, hurdles and a run around the track.

Despite the weather, the young participants were ready to compete.

“The kids are still really excited about it,” said Rotary Club President Heather Johnston. “They really rose to the occasion.”

The event got a big assist with equipment and volunteers from the Marlborough Recreation Department, as well as Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA).

The top finishers from each event received ribbons; there was also a snack break between the field and running events.

The Marlborough club meets Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Bolton Street Tavern.

Johnston is about to wrap up her year as club president; Heidi Borella will take over on July 1.

The club recently helped to create a community “Friend Fridge,” a completely solar-powered, outdoor refrigerator on the grounds of the Immaculate Conception Church. The fridge provides canned goods, frozen meals and more for those in need.

The club collaborated with the Marlborough Makers and the Brigham Family Trust, along with Girl Scout Katelyn Massey, to bring this project forward.

The club is also active in helping homeless women with emergency shelter, meals and more.

For information about the Rotary Club of Marlborough, visit www.marlboroughrotary.org.

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