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The following is a press release from MassBay Community College.


WELLESLEY –  MassBay Community College and the MassBay Alumni Council will hold a virtual MassBay 5K Race/Walk Saturday, July 24 – July 31, 2021, to benefit the MassBay Student Hunger Assistance Fund.

Runners and walkers can participate in the 3.1-mile race anytime during the week. All runners who preregister for the virtual race will receive a package in the mail, including a bib, sunglasses, and a t-shirt.

Participants are encouraged to post their photos to social media, tagging the College’s social media channels to be entered to win prizes. Runners are invited to compete for medals in top categories by tracking and recording their time, taking screenshots of their time and distance, and forwarding the information to to be ranked in the race.

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Entrance fee is $20.

Register at

This virtual family-friendly event will benefit the Student Hunger Assistance Fund, which was established in response to the increasing awareness of food insecurity among our student population. In the spring of 2017, MassBay conducted a student survey and found 52% of respondents suffered from hunger. We hope to not only reduce food insecurity in our student population, but also to educate the community at large about this issue and how it impacts students’ ability to succeed in college and beyond.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, and individual contributions are being accepted.

Visit to get involved.

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MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organizations, and Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond.

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