Katie’s 5K Scholarship Road Race
Katie’s 5K Scholarship Road Race was conceived in the months after her passing. A 5K Road Race had always been a staple of Boylston’s Memorial Celebration on the town common, but it’s popularity was beginning to wane. When the race was renamed and reworked in Katie’s memory in 2008, the race committee made sure to continue honoring our nation’s veterans by donating proceeds to the Veteran’s Inc. organization in Worcester (www.veteransinc.org).
In addition to donating to our veterans, a scholarship was set up in Katie’s name at Tahanto Regional High School where Katie was a member of the class of 2003. The scholarship is awarded yearly at graduation and is given to females graduating from Boylston who are moving on to a two or four year college degree program.
Katie’s 5K has become one of the best and most challenging races in Central Massachusetts. The popularity of Katie’s Race has allowed for many thousands of dollars to be given to those who protect our country and deserving students each year. Katie had a big heart and a giving spirit.
There is no better way to honor a great friend and a great person than by giving back to the community in her memory.
Worcester Fitness is proud to be a long-time sponsor of this amazing event!