South Middle holds road race to raise money for scholarships

March 16, 2014 by  

The second annual 5K road race, which will raise money for $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to two seniors graduating from Braintree High School, is being held by the South Middle School.

Most likely the South Middle School Student Council and their teacher advisor, Matthew Freeman, are using flyer printing and poster printing to attract as many runners as possible to the race. Last year, there were close to 110 participants.

The race is open to both runners and walkers, who do not need to live in Braintree or be a family of the South Middle School. Registration can be done online and those that do so before March 17 receive a free long sleeve race shirt. Walk-in registration can also be completed as late as the morning of the race.

The race course begins and ends at South Middle School and makes a loop through South Braintree. Fresh fruit and bagels will be available to all participants in the race, with a DJ to supply music all morning. An award ceremony will be held in the outside lobby area in front of the Middle School after the race.

The categories will be for the fastest male and female runner in age categories starting at 10 and under and going up to over 70 years old.

The race is planned for 9:00 am on March 29.