The Sixth Annual Tiara Classic Mother’s Day 5K Race and Walk will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 13, with the start and finish at Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett. Pre-Registration and bib pick-up will take place on Saturday afternoon, May 12 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Oxford Creamery. Race Day Registration opens at 7:00 am. The Children’s Fun Run starts at 9:00 am and the 5K Classic start at 9:30 am.
Individuals and teams can register for the race at www.TiaraClassic5k.com or at the event. Pre-registration is $20 before May 1 and $30 thereafter. Kids Fun Run registration is $5. All revenue from the race will support the Women’s Fund’s mission to advance the educational attainment and economic security of women and girls in Southeastern Massachusetts.
The course follows a scenic route, looping around Ned’s Point Lighthouse and meandering through mainly un-trafficked roads.
While the location and day remain the same, there are exciting changes underway this year. Runners and walkers will be given computer chips that provide a more accurate finish time. In addition, the Kids’ Fun Run will be separated into two waves of runners – older children aged eight to 12 first, then younger children aged three to seven. For safety reasons, all children five or younger will be required to be accompanied by an adult for the run. All Fun Run participants will receive a t-shirt and medal, and the first 300 5K runners/walkers to register will receive t-shirts.
“Our ‘tiara race’ has grown every year – last year breaking the 1,000 participant mark, which has been exciting for all of involved. Last year, it was amazing to see the enthusiastic teams that came out to show their support,” said Kate Fentress, Executive Director of the Women’s Fund.
For the second year, the Women’s Fund is encouraging runners and walkers to organize teams. Teams mean more runners and additional funds to underwrite the work of the Fund.
This year, the Women’s Fund is asking participants to help local families by bringing a non-perishable food item for donation to the Mattapoisett Food Pantry. Donation bins will be located at Oxford Creamery.
“The race offers women and their families the opportunity to engage in a family-friendly activity on a day that celebrates motherhood. It gives women the opportunity to demonstrate the strength of being a mother,” said Liz Ackerman, co-chair of the event.
We hope to see a great crowd again this year!