Happy Mother’s Day!
Pre-registration for the 11th annual M.O.M.’s Run has officially closed. We will hold registration at our number pickups (Friday 5/10 5-8:00pm and Saturday 5/11 8-11:00am at the VFW Post in Davis Square) and on race day from 8-9:30am. See you Sunday!
Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 12, 2013
Kids 0.1 Mile 9:30 AM | Walkers 5K 9:45 AM | Runners 5K 10:00 AM
New this year: chip timing for 5K runners and walkers from start to finish!
In Memory of Sean Collier
We here at M.O.M.’s Run would like to honor and dedicate our 2013 race to Officer Sean Collier. He was a Somerville resident, former Somerville Auxiliary police officer, and a M.O.M.’s Run volunteer. Sean’s sister will be running in his memory this year, donning race number 179, his badge number. We are proud to have had his support and participation in our effort to fight cancer. We will always remember Sean and be thankful to him for the service he has given our city.
About the Mary O’Brien Memorial Run
In November 2002 our family lost our mother and grandmother to cancer, and for the past ten years, we have hosted the Annual Mary O’Brien Memorial 5K for Cancer, known as M.O.M.’s RUN, held on Mother’s Day in her honor. Mary (Pilotte) O’Brien was a longtime Somerville resident and was involved in many local organizations throughout her life dedicating much of her time to helping others.
We are continuing Mary’s legacy by making this effort to help others and hopefully save lives. A full 100% of the funds raised by M.O.M.’s Run benefits the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, widely recognized as one of the largest and most successful programs of its kind. Not only does the event enforce the need for supporting cancer research, it brings family and friends together to promote awareness for the health and wellness benefits of walking and running.