Hey Blogging Belmont readers. Just a reminder that Brendan’s Home Run, Belmont’s longest running 5K race and walk happen this Sunday – Father’s Day – June 18, 2017. Online registration can be found here. You can also register on Sunday morning ahead of the starting gun, which goes off at 9:30 for the charity walk and 10:00 AM for the 5K race.
Speaking as a runner, this is a great event: well organized and friendly, with a fast, flat course and good support all along the route. If you aren’t able to register online, you can register on Sunday (race day) prior to the start of the event.
For those who aren’t up for a 5K, the charity walk that begins at 9:30 and follows the race course is well-attended with lots of families, kids and seniors taking part.
Brendan’s Home Run celebrates the life of Brendan Grant, the 19-year-old Belmont resident and baseball player who was fatally injured in a collision with an outfielder in June 2001. The Foundation created in his honor funds scholarships to senior members of the varsity baseball, softball, and wrestling teams as well as baseball and wrestling tournaments and other youth-sports focused improvements around town. You can check out the Foundation here: http://www.brendangrant.org/
I’ll see you there!