About This Event We cordially invite you to this years Walpole Labor Day Road Race. This year’s race will be held on Monday, September 2 and we are celebrating the 46th running of the event, making it one of the oldest races in the area and a wonderful Walpole tradition. The Herb Lewis Memorial and John D. Murphy and Co. 10K Race (6.2 miles) and “Walpole Ed” 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles) start and finish at Walpole High School. For the last five years, the Marathon Sports Youth Mile has been a welcome addition to race day with over 80 young athletes competing. This is a USATF Sanctioned Event with both 5K & 10K courses being USATF Certified. All three races are organized to benefit the Walpole High School Cross Country and Track and Field Teams. We expect over 600 participants, many volunteers, and loads of cheering spectators!
Race Times (Please note the earlier start times) The Youth Mile will kickoff the day at 9:00 am. The 5K Race will start at 09:30 am and will be followed by the the 10K race once the starting line clears from the 5K. Registrations tables will open at 8:00 am.
Entry Fee ♦ Pre-Registration: $30 ♦ Day of the Race: $35 ♦ Ages 14 and under or 65 and older: $15
Awards ♦ 10K male winner's name engraved on Herb Lewis Memorial Trophy. ♦ 10K female winner's name engraved on John Murphy Trophy. ♦ Trophies displayed in town at Herb Lewis and John D. Murphy. ♦ Team Awards for 5K and 10K Races : (3-10) member teams - Must Pre-Register ♦ Awards to top 3 men and women in each age group.
Raffle / Silent Auction Our event sponsors traditionally provide an extraordinary assortment of items to raffle off, or bid on during the silent auction. Please check back closer to race day for a complete list of items.
T-Shirts This year's t-shirts were provided free to participants that pre-registered by August 11th. A limited number of event shirts will be available for purchase on race day.
Sponsorship We would love to advertise your business! Below you can review the sponsorship levels and find the appropriate level of recognition for your business. If you are interested in being one of our sponsors reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Platinum Level Supporter $1000 and above contribution (cash or merchandise) will secure a spot on the website sponsor page, a mile marker, the Platinum Sponsor Board at the event and your name in the largest font on the race t-shirt given to pre-registrants. Gold Level Supporter: $500-$999 contribution (cash or merchandise) will secure a spot on the website sponsor page, the Gold Sponsor Board at the event and your name in large font on the race t-shirt given to pre-registrants. Silver Level Supporter: $200-$499 contribution (cash or merchandise) will secure a spot on the website sponsor page, the Silver Sponsor Board at the event and your name listed on the race t-shirt given to pre-registrants. Bronze Level Supporter: $50-$199 (cash or merchandise) will secure a spot on the website sponsor page and the Bronze Sponsor Board at the event.
Not able to make this years event but are looking to donate? Donations are accepted by using the Blue "Donate" button or by mail. The Walpole Road Race, P.O. Box 174, Walpole, MA 02081 Make checks payable to "WHS XC Track Boosters"
WHS XC and Track Boosters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, individual/sponsorship donations and race fees are tax deductible.