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18th Annual Corrib Classic 5K
The 18th Annual Corrib Classic 5k Road Race will take place on Sunday, June 5, 2011 beginning at 12:00 PM. This event is designed to provide an opportunity for runners of all abilities to experience a fun and challenging experience in the heart of the great Boston neighborhood of West Roxbury. The Race is hosted by the Bligh family of the Corrib Pub and Restaurant, sponsored by the Cooperative Bank, , and Gormley Funeral Services is the event patron. This event has grown into one of the premier “fun runs” in the Greater Boston area. It has become a particular favorite of beginning runners seeking a well-organized race component, which is only outdone by the extremely popular post-race celebration.
Benefiting the Corrib Charitable Trust, Inc, the event had a modest beginning with 250 runners in 1994. However, the growth of the race was evident in 2011 featuring 1,800 runners and 150 volunteers. More importantly, the annual event has raised over $815,000 for well-deservingyouth organizations and other charities in the West Roxbury community.
The regulation 5k race begins at Billings Field, which is located on LaGrange Street at the corner of Centre Street, West Roxbury. It proceeds down LaGrange Street taking a right onto the VFW Parkway, a right onto Corey Street, left onto Weld Street, a right onto Maple Street, a right onto Centre Street, a left onto Bellevue Street, a right onto Howitt Street, a right onto LaGrange Street with a downhill finish to Billings Field.
The course has clearly recognizable volunteers or Boston Police at all intersections to ensure runner safety in addition to mile marker splits and water stations. All participants are electronically timed.
Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in 8 different age Divisions.
The Corrib Classic 5k is widely known for the great party at the well-maintained Billings Field following the race. Entertainment is provided and a traditional barbecue is provided. There’s plenty of activities for the kids including pony rides and face painting.
An inexpensive raffle is available featuring cash and other great prizes and a trip for two to Ireland.
|Where||Billings Field Centre St & Lagrange St, West Roxbury, MA 02132|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Price||$25 to run|
More About Billings Field
Billings Field is one of the most recognized areas in West Roxbury.
There are three tennis courts and one practice wall, three baseball/softball fields that may be lit at night and two full-court basketball courts.
Age-appropriate playgrounds with bouncy surfaces provide opportunities for the little tykes to not be run over by the larger ones.
Many out-of-towners know Billings Field as the starting point for the annual Corrib Classic 5K Road Race.
The Billings Clubhouse is open during the day during warmer months and has bathrooms, water fountains and drink machines.
Other events here
- Parkway In Motion West Roxbury Shootout Men's 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Sat, Jun 1, 9:00 am