14th Annual Independence 5K Run and Walk, Roll & Stroll
WHEN: Sunday, May 17th, 2015 (8 am – 3 pm)
WHERE: EMC2 | 50 Constitution Boulevard, Franklin, MA 02038
Run registration: 8:00 am | Run start: 9:00 am
Walk check-in: 10:00 am | Walk start: 11:00 am
Every year in May more than 2000 people plus 200 volunteers participate in HMEA’s Independence 5K Run and Walk, Roll & Stroll. Both events, which are held on the same day raised nearly $200,000 in 2014 through generous sponsorships, raffle ticket sales, individual and team online fundraising pages, and general donations. As usual, are expenses are held to less than 10% of the gross revenue due to the overwhelming generosity of our local area businesses and community supporters. We say “THANK YOU” and hope we can count on your continued support!
The all day, fun-filled community event is held in Franklin, MA, and is hosted by EMC2. It includes a competitive and fun 5K race – registered and USATF MA 08001RN certified – plus a 5K walk, roll & stroll through the beautiful landscaped Franklin Industrial Park. Two tiered Kids Fun Runs are also featured. Lots of FREE entertainment too…FREE food (bagels pizza, burgers, hot dogs, chips etc.), An activities filled Kids Corner with free games, face painting, music, Yoga demonstration, massages, health expo, and a Touch-a-Truck area and a FREE kids u-pick raffle; a Dream Raffle with fantastic prizes and a 50/50 raffle where you just might win $5K at the 5K! Special displays from the Police and Fire Department, a Dog Show Demonstration, Hot Rods display and so much more! So, come on down and join us on Sunday, May 17th in Franklin.
Register TODAY to either Run or Walk in this fun event, and help us fundraise by opening a personal fundraising page and ask your family, friends and co-workers to support you making a difference in the lives of children and adults with autism and other special needs. If you would like to volunteer at HMEA’s 14th Annual Independence 5K please visit our Volunteer pages.
Check out our “Event Toolkit” page for more info!
Special thanks to our 2014 participates and sponsors…you helped us raise nearly $200,000!