League School of Greater Boston Will Hold Its 5th Annual
5K Run/1 Mile Walk for Autism on Saturday, April 7th
Proceeds from Race to Once Again Benefit School
Preparations for the League School of Greater Boston’s 5th Annual 5K joint Road Race and Walk on Saturday, April 7th are moving ahead quickly, with 60 runners/walkers already registered and a field of almost two hundred participants expected. Registration the day of the race is $30 – all the money raised will support community engagement activities for students in both our day and residential programs. at League School, which has been providing direction and programs for children on the autism spectrum, ages 3-22, for over 50 years.
Once again, the race will be held at the Old Post Elementary School in Walpole and will start at 9:00 (registration opens at 8:00). For anyone interested in cheering participants on, here is a turn-by-turn outline of the race: Beginning at Old Post Rd. School, runners will head north on Old Post Rd. They will take a right onto Squire Court and follow that until it rejoins Old Post again. After a short distance, runners will then take a right onto Grant Avenue. They will then take a left onto MooseHill Road and then take a right when it intersects with Woodland Road. At the end of Woodland, they will take a left onto Pleasant Street and will then turn right, entering Bird Park. After taking a quick tour inside the park, runners will then exit the Park and next turn left on Polley Lane. Next, they will turn left on Pilgrim Way and stay on it and follow it to a left onto Pall Mall Road and follow that until they take a right onto Emerson and finally finish back at the school.
As anyone who has ever attended this event in years past will attest, this event is definitely more of a fun-raiser than a fundraiser and all staffers, students, current parents, past parents, families, friends and community members in the Walpole area are encouraged to join us on what promises to be another memorable morning.
We want to acknowledge in advance of the race some of the companies who have already graciously committed to assisting us with sponsorships. They include
- Runner Gift Bag Sponsor: O’lyn Roofing
- Post-Race Reception Sponsor: Bertucci’s in Norwood;
- T-Shirt Sponsors: Walpole CoOp, Dedham Savings, Christopher Catanese Children’s Foundation, and Signarama Walpole;
- Results Board Sponsor: J.M. Electrical;
- Registration Sponsor: Direct Federal Credit Union;
- Refreshments Sponsor: Wegmans;
- Mile Markers: Dempsey Insurance, Jason Roberts Challenger League, and EnviroShield;
- Water Station Sponsors: Kids in Sports.
We are also pleased to announce that 17 people from Brown and Brown Insurance in Dedham have signed up as a team.
The family-friendly event will be held, rain or shine, with strollers welcome for both runners and walkers, and considering last year’s race was held in a bit of a monsoon, we believe that the weather for this year’s race will surely be better.
Anyone wishing to participate in the race or who would like to volunteer to work on this special event can contact race coordinator, Lindsay Wagner, at the school at 508-850-3900. Hope to see you out either running, walking or cheering on April 7th.
About League School
League School of Greater Boston is a leading private day and residential school for students ages 3 to 22 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. As one of the first schools to specialize in teaching children with autism, League’s approach is built on innovation as well as established programs that provide each child with the skill sets they need to enjoy success both while at school as well as later in their community. To learn more about our programs and facilities, go to leagueschool.com.