Barnstable Education Foundation Run for Success Set for Saturday

CENTERVILLE – The 5th annual Run for Success, hosted by the Barnstable Education Foundation, is being held Saturday at Centerville Elementary School.

The goal is to raise money to benefit students of the Barnstable Public Schools system. Projects and programs are created throughout the district via funds donated by the foundation.

“The grants are given out to children in pre-K through senior high school, so that it’s all over the system and in all different areas,” said Karen McDonald, one of the directors of the organization’s board.

The event is dedicated in memory of Sheila Burns, former president of the organization and principal of Centerville Elementary School, who passed away in 2015.

“This was something she started, but she never got to see. So we now dedicate this to her, and it’s way a way to raise money, but it’s also a way to bring the community together,” McDonald said.

The Run for Success’ signature events are the 5K and 10K runs, as well as the 5K walk, which both begin at 10 a.m.

Prizes for the first overall male and female finishers in both runs will be awarded. In addition, top male and female finishers in each age group will receive prizes.

A thirty yard dash for kids 3 and under, a one hundred yard dash from kids 6 and under, and a half-mile run for kids aged 7 to 12 will also be held. Youth races start at 9:40 a.m., and all children will be given a participation medal.

Online registration is open until 11:59 p.m. today, November 7. Registration online is $32.50, while registration on the day of the event is $35. Children aged 13 to 18 can register for $15, those aged 7 to 12 can register for $10, and kids 6 and under are free.

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Canned goods and non-perishable foods are also being accepted for donation.

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