The second 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 outside of Conte Forum at 11 a.m. on May 5 following a 1K “fun run” for children that starts at 10:30 a.m., according to organizers.
Family activities will follow the race, which is hosted by Boston College’s Athletic office, organizers said. Establishing the race a year ago was spearheaded by associate men’s ice hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh.
Registration costs $25 for adults, $20 for students and $10 for children 12 and younger.
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.
In an effort to incorporate more exercise into the students’ days, members of the BC track team have been volunteering their time in recent weeks to hold running clinics for St. Columbkille students.
Both the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams from Boston College visited the grade school since their respective seasons ended, officials said. The collegiate athletes signed autographs, fielded questions and spoke to St. Columbkille students about the importance of team work and perseverance.
For more information and to register online, visit www.theBCracetoeducate.com.
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