Monday, June 6, 2011
The 18th Annual Corrib Classic 5K draws more than 3,000 participants on a bright spring day.
There's no way you've had enough photos of the 18th Annual Corrib Classic 5K that took place in West Roxbury on June 5, 2011. There's editor David Ertischek's photo gallery/article, including quotes from the Catholic Memorial contingency that took first, second and third in the 5K. Also photographer Courtney Sacco provides readers with a gallery of the kids race before the adults hit the pavement; and a gallery of 40+ photos of the race, moon bounce and more. The photo gallery on this article is from photographer Byron Smith. We tried to get everyone in photos this year!
Whether you ran, cheered, or just came to hang out with friends - the Corrib Classic 5K was the place to be in West Roxbury on Sunday.
The 18th Annual Corrib Classic 5K took place on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Billings Field in West Roxbury. Paul Corcoran, a Catholic Memorial alum, finished first. For more photos of the day click here. Also here is a photo gallery of the annual kids race that took place before the 5K.
Before the adults hit the pavement, the kids ran around Billings Field.
On Sunday before starters pistol sounded for the 18th Annual Corrib Classic 5K race, the future runners of the 5K took Billings Field for the kids race. All participants received medals for running. The cheers of parents, friends and family could be heard from Centre Street as the tykes sprinted through the grass.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Great neighborhood event has raised more than $800,000 for local charitable causes in 17 years.
Corrib Charitable Trust board member Tony Bligh knows just what the 18th Annual Corrib Classic 5K, which will take part throughout the neighborhood on Sunday, means to West Roxbury. First, there's the celebration of community that the 18th annual race will bring about. "We love seeing all the families there," he said, "all the friends. It's a great family day in West Roxbury." There's also the real, tangible effects the race has had throughout the neighborhood, raising more than $800,000 since the first race in 1994 for local groups, organizations, and events, ranging from Parkway Little League to the Shamrock Shootout to the Roche Community Center to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. "It's a big help to these organizations in present …