The 20th Annual Corrib Classic 5k Road Race will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2013 beginning at 12:00 PM. This event is designed to provide an opportunity for runners of all abilities to experience a fun and challenging experience in the heart of the great Boston neighborhood of West Roxbury. The Race is hosted by the Bligh family of the Corrib Pub and Restaurant, sponsored by the Cooperative Bank, , and Gormley Funeral Services is the event patron. This event has grown into one of the premier “fun runs” in the Greater Boston area. It has become a particular favorite of beginning runners seeking a well-organized race component, which is only outdone by the extremely popular post-race celebration.
Benefiting the Corrib Charitable Trust, Inc, the event had a modest beginning with 250 runners in 1994. However, the growth of the race was evident in 2012 featuring 1,800 runners and 150 volunteers. More importantly, the annual event has raised over $938,000 for well-deservingyouth organizations and other charities in the West Roxbury community.
The regulation 5k race begins at Billings Field, which is located on LaGrange Street at the corner of Centre Street, West Roxbury. It proceeds down LaGrange Street taking a right onto the VFW Parkway, a right onto Corey Street, left onto Weld Street, a right onto Maple Street, a right onto Centre Street, a left onto Bellevue Street, a right onto Howitt Street, a right onto LaGrange Street with a downhill finish to Billings Field.
The course has clearly recognizable volunteers or Boston Police at all intersections to ensure runner safety in addition to mile marker splits and water stations. All participants are electronically timed.
Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in 8 different age Divisions.
The Corrib Classic 5k is widely known for the great party at the well-maintained Billings Field following the race. Entertainment is provided and a traditional barbecue is provided. There’s plenty of activities for the kids including pony rides and face painting.
An inexpensive raffle is available featuring cash and other great prizes and a trip for two to Ireland.
The Corrib Classic 5k has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best organized 5k races in the Greater Boston area. This is largely due to our experienced volunteers who numbered over 150 in last year’s race and the great work of the Boston Police Department. This cooperation ensures optimal traffic and race management for all participants.
The first 125 registered volunteers are provided with a popularly designed “Race Official” shirt which is sponsored by Gormley Funeral Homes. Interested parties can contact the Corrib Pub and Restaurant.
CORRIB CHARITABLE TRUST, INC. / LOCAL CHARITIES
The popularity of the Race has allowed the Race Committee to provide funding to a wide variety of Parkway charities. Therefore, the Race Committee has established a non-profit (501-c3) trust, entitled "Corrib Charitable Trust, Inc." to generate and disburse funds to these organizations under the guidelines of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.
Due to the generosity of our corporate sponsors, the Committee is able to keep event overhead at a minimum which translates to greater Corrib Charitable Trust donations to the recipient organizations.
|Past recipients include:
|Parkway Youth Hockey
||Duetches Altenheim Nursing Home
|Parkway Youth Lacrosse
|| Parkway Little League
|Parkway Youth Wrestling
Shamrock Shootout Street Hockey
|Parkway Pop Warner Football
||Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
|Parkway Girls Softball League
|| Parkway Travel Baseball
|Zach Duffy Foundation
||Parkway Travel Basketball
TRUST BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Corrib Charitable Trust, Inc. Board of Directors is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers who manage all aspects of both the Road Race and the Annual Corrib Golf Tournament. The Board is also responsible for the selection of the charities and disbursement of funding.
|| Mike Finn
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Please call the staff at the Corrib Pub and Restaurant at 617-469-4177 or fax at 617-469-3041.