Invite a friend
The Parkway Running Club announces that the 19th annual running of Walter’s Run, a local 5K race, will be Sunday, December 9th at 11am. A free “Little Kid’s Race” will kick off the day’s events beginning at 10:40am. Both
races will start and finish at the West Roxbury YMCA, 15 Bellevue Street in West Roxbury.
Race registration is $20 in advance, $25 on race day.
Amenities for runners of the 5K race include a wheel-measured course, large raffle, free running gloves and a swag bag to the first 350 entrants, a post-race feast provided by local merchants, trophies for the top finishers and medals for the top three runners in each age group. Family-friendly activities abound; Santa Claus will make an appearance.
Proceeds from the event go to three charities: Globe Santa, the Boston Globe’s annual program to provide presents during the holiday season for underprivileged children in the Boston area; the YMCA of Greater Boston’s Reach Out Campaign, which provides financial assistance to families in need so that their children can have access to the YMCA’s programs; and the Walter Burgess Scholarship, which allows younger runners the opportunity to attend a local summer Running Camp.
More About West Roxbury YMCA
The West Roxbury YMCA is continually expanding by adding more facilities and programs for members of all ages. The Y also takes advantage of the adjacent Billings Field, which camps use for its athletic fields and tennis and basketball courts. While it is visible from Centre Street, visitors must go down Quinn Way to access the free lot in front of the Y. There is a also second building at 1980 Centre Street.