Date: Saturday, November 3rd
Start/Finish: DCR's Mother's Rest South Boston, MA
Registration opens at 7:30am and run starts at 9:00am
Individual registration and t-shirt (quantities limited): $35
Online Registration is currently closed. Walk up registration starts at 7:30 AM Saturday November 3, 2012 at DCR's Mother's Rest at Carson Beach South Boston.
Everyone who registers for the 5K will get to take their picture with Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton. You must register and have a racing bib for the race in order to meet Shawn.
About The Playground
Your tax deductible donation will go directly to refurbishing the existing playground located on a picturesque parcel at the corner of Marine and Farragut Roads in South Boston. Our work will make the playground, enjoyed year round by families across the City and Commonwealth, more accessible to all children.
Proposed improvements include:
- Upgraded handicapped and special needs accessibility;
- Colorful poured‐in‐play surface, benches, curbing, walk, and plantings;
- New, fenced‐in play structure with equipment geared to 2 to 5 year old age group;
- Updated 5 to 12 year old play structure;
- New benches and picnic tables added to existing picnic area; and,
- A small entrance area with Michael Joyce Memorial featuring benches, fencing, and plantings.
About Michael Joyce
Husband, father, community activist, and tireless public servant, Michael Joyce was an ordinary Irish-born man with an extraordinary heart. To the thousands of immigrants he helped along the road to citizenship and naturalization, Mike was a mentor, a trusted advisor, and a faithful friend. He treated everyone with compassion, respect, and dignity.
Michael Joyce never asked a person’s race, color, or creed. He would only ask, “How can I help?” He taught us the true meaning of life—people helping people.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Senator Jack Hart, Representative Brian Wallace, and Representative Martin Walsh, Governor Deval Patrick signed Senate Bill 2435 on June 30, 2010, designating the playground at the Marine Park in South Boston—The Michael Joyce Memorial Playground.
We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting our event and also the Michael Joyce Memorial Playground.
MacLean Charitable Trust
More about Michael Joyce: http://joycememorial.tumblr.com/MichaelJoyce
Sponsorship Levels: http://joycememorial.tumblr.com/sponsorship