Neighborhood Runs Coming Up

By Dave Fratello | February 25th, 2010
One of the great little features of life in MB is the school-sponsored runs through town.

Yes, the beachfront MB 5k's in Summer and Winter are great, there's a friendship run/walk in October and, of course, the granddaddy of them all, the MB Hometown 10k.

As a newbie to MB, you'd be forgiven for thinking that everyone in town is a runner.

Where your blog author grew up (wherever that was), we simply didn't have such things. Nor did they shut down our main thoroughfares for a renowned bike race. And fireworks were usually in July, not at Christmas. But we digress.

Here are the upcoming school fundraiser runs:

Martyrs 5k: This Saturday (Feb. 27) at 8am is the first school fundraiser run of the season, a 5k benefiting American Martyrs School. It's the 30th year for the race. Online signups are over, but Friday you can register at O'Donnell Hall (at Church & 15th) almost all day, and also there Saturday morning from 6:30-7:30. Sorry to say it looks like rain Saturday, but that can be terrific for dedicated runners.

Robinson Fun Run (5k): On Saturday, March 20, at 8am, Robinson Elementary hosts its 10th annual Fun Run (another landmark anniversary run). This year, the course should be faster and less perilous. Someone decided it's too dangerous to run on the walkstreets, so most of the run is on Valley and Ardmore down south.

Be sure to register online before next Wednesday to get the $25 rate and reserve a T-shirt with this adorable design. Organizers promise more finish-line, post-race fun this year.

When Grand View posts a date and info for their run, we'll note that as well. That one looks like a landmark, too – the 15th year. Usually it's in the first week of June.

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