This is the 9th year that the Holdenwood Trail Run will be raising money to provide enrichment activities and materials to our schools. This trail, through the beautiful autumn woods of Shirley Center, offers a unique experience for runners and nature-lovers alike. Some local families enjoy it so much, they have participated all nine years.
This year’s event is on Sunday September 27th, starting at the Center Town Hall on Shirley Common. The 2K run/walk starts at 10:00 am and the 5K/10K run/walk starts at 11:00 am. At noon, prizes will be awarded in all age groups.
Many volunteer parents and many friends of the school system put this event together and many local businesses help cover expenses by supplying early-bird tee-shirts and caps, medals, signage, food, and prizes.
Platinum sponsors for the Holdenwood Trail Run are the Bull Run Restaurant and All Star Sports.
Gold sponsors include Nashoba Club, Squg, Salomon, Bemis, Fidelity Bank, Phoenix Park, Shirley Charitable Foundation, and Tag Heating and Cooling
Silver sponsors are Devens Grill, CH Robinson, Dicks Sporting Goods, Robin Terhune Photography, Bodylines Pilates, North Middlesex Savings, Stony Brook Landscaping, Shirley Fuel and Gas, Evans on the Common, Arthur Eddy DMD, Acton EMS, Shirley EMS, Shirley Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and The Markham Group.
Many of these sponsors have been part of the Holdenwood Trail Run for all nine years and they are much appreciated.
People who are interested in taking part in the race can register on line at http://www.holdenwoodtrailrun.org/ They can also go to the Trail Run facebook page to see photos of last year’s race.