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Northborough gets “active”

By Fallon Keenan, Contributing Photographer

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Mike Edwards speeds through the finish line and places fourth while pushing his two children in their stroller.

Northborough – On a beautiful, sunny morning, over 100 local residents participated in the first “Northborough Gets Active” 5K Road Race and Walk April 27. The event was a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Northborough, Inc. and the Northborough Recreation Department.

Michelle Gillespie, the president of the Rotary, explained the event's mission.

“Our road race is called ‘Northborough Gets Active’ 5K Road Race and Walk because we had hopes of getting families out and active,” she said. “And we had a great turnout with about 150 runners of all different ages.”

Event sponsors included: GPS Financial Management, St. Mary's Credit Union, Boroughs YMCA, UMass Memorial- Marlborough, and Michelle Gillespie – Realtor, Prudential Prime Properties.

 

Michelle Gillespie, the president of the Rotary Club of Northborough and an organizer for the "Northborough Gets Active" 5K Road Race and Walk, greets the runners at the start of the race.

Michelle Gillespie, the president of the Rotary Club of Northborough and an organizer for the “Northborough Gets Active” 5K Road Race and Walk, greets the runners at the start of the race.

The field is excited to get started.

The field is excited to get started.

Chris Benestad (middle) placed first in the "Northborough Gets Active" 5K Road Race and Walk, while Brad Klinedinst (right) came in second and Scott Proulx (left) came in third.

Chris Benestad (middle) placed first in the “Northborough Gets Active” 5K Road Race and Walk, while Brad Klinedinst (right) came in second and Scott Proulx (left) came in third.

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