|By Rick Sobey|
LONGMEADOW What's better than getting some exercise and helping raise money for a cause at the same time? It's very difficult to think of anything that is better than burning calories while assisting others.
This perfect combination will be occurring on June 7 at St. Mary's Academy in Longmeadow as the Fifth Annual "Fun Run" will be taking place to benefit the academy. The "Fun Run" will give the participant an option of taking part in a one-mile walk or a five-kilometer run.
Awards will be distributed to the top finisher in each age group and gender, and participants who are registered prior to the day of the event will receive micro-fiber sports shirts.
The five-kilometer run will begin at 9 a.m. and then the one-mile walk will start at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Academy, located at 56 Hopkins Place.
In addition to the run and walk, there will be an obstacle course for children 12 and under.
The cost for children 12 and under is $5, the cost for adults is $20, and the cost per family is $60. Mail registration to St. Mary Fun Run, 56 Hopkins Place, Longmeadow, MA 01106 along with a check or money order to St. Mary's Academy - Fun Run.
For more information, contact Joan McDonald, St. Mary's Academy principal, at 567-0907.