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3rd annual BC Race to Educate set for Saturday to benefit Brighton school

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  April 24, 2013 10:29 AM

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(Boston College)

The third annual BC Race to Educate will be held at Boston College Saturday morning to benefit the Saint Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton.

The fund-raising 5K walk/run will begin and end “in the shadows of Doug Flutie's Heisman Trophy in front of the Yawkey Athletic Building” on BC’s campus at 1o a.m. on April 27. A 1K “fun run” for children starts at 9:30 a.m., according to organizers.

The 5K course runs from lower campus down Heartbreak Hill, loops through one of Newton's “exclusive neighborhoods” and then returns to lower campus, organizers said.

Family activities, including face painting, balloon designing, music and refreshments, will follow the race, which is hosted by Boston College’s Athletic office, organizers said.

Members of the school’s men’s ice hockey team will volunteer at the event, officials said. Establishing the race two years ago was spearheaded by associate men’s ice hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh.

Registration costs $25 for adults, $20 for students and $10 for children 13 and younger. Children 13 and younger can race for free when paired with a paid adult registration.

Race officials said event proceeds will benefit the Saint Columbkille Partnership School, a preschool through grade eight Catholic school in Brighton that partners with Boston College.

For more information and to register online, visit www.theBCracetoeducate.com.

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