FRAMINGHAM – Sam Burgess, 11, was the first runner across the finish line at the 5K4Kids sponsored by Wayside Youth & Family Support Network Saturday morning.
Burgess won the 3.1-mile course in 19.10 minutes.
It was a family affair for the Burgess family, with Sam’s sister Abigail, 13, the first female to cross the finish line at Walsh Middle School in 23 minutes.
Mom Lisa finished the race in 29.34 minutes, the same time as daughter Madeline, 9. Lisa finished fourth in her age group, with daughter Maddie finishing second in her age group.
Older brother Ben, who is a member of the Framingham High cross-country team, was the only runner in the family not to participate yesterday, Oct. 23.
Several members of the Flyers cross-country team participated in the race, including sophomore Max Martin. Martin’s mom Sharon also ran the 5K course. Max finished 11th overall in 22.16 minutes. Sharon, a member of the Greater Framingham Running Club, finished in 31.19 minutes.
Several members of the running club participated in the 5K, including marathoners Mike Bower and Vernon Turner. Bower ran the 5K in 31.19 minutes and Turner in 25.58 minutes.
Almost 200 runners and walkers participated in the 7th Annual 5K4Kids on a cold, wet morning.
Since its launch in 2010, the 5K4Kids has raised more than $400,000 to help children, young adults and families in Wayside’s community. Staff and teams are allowed to use 100 percent of the funds raised to help kids and families in their programs.
Last year, for example, 76 teens at Wayside campus received holiday gifts, 138 families received gift cards for clothing and food, and 51 young adults received bus passes. Let’s make this year even more successful!
This year’s 5K raised more than $103,000 prior to the event, breakinga record.
Besides, the 5K race, Wayside sponsored a family-friendly Halloween festival inside Walsh Middle School’s gym.
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