NSC is once again holding its "Fall for Natick" virtual race. This year, there is a 5k run, 1 mile walk or a 10K bike race to choose from! This year you can also create/join a team or create an optional fundraising page in support of your race!
Race anytime, anywhere between September 18th and September 26th!
The benefits of a virtual race!
SLEEP IN: No waking up early on a Sunday morning. You can race any time you want.
HILLS: You get to choose your route and determine how many hills you want to climb.
WEATHER: Planning to race today, but the weather isn't cooperating, race tomorrow.
FAMILY: Race as a family. Get outside, get some exercise and have fun as a family.
And most importantly support Natick Service Council! Our motto is "Neighbors Helping Neighbors". Those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will need our help in the long term. Please support the critical work we do by joining our race or making a donation today.
$35 - T-shirt not guaranteed after August 15, 2021
$20 - T-shirt not guaranteed after August 15, 2021
Join a Fall for Natick team, earn bragging rights and help raise money for NSC!
Running, walking or biking is more fun when you are part of a team! Anyone can form a team - family members, neighbors, co-workers, friends. By joining a team you can not only participate with friends, but also fundraise for NSC! When you register for the race, you will be given options to start a team, join a team and create a personalized fundraising page.
The team that raises the most per group member will have their name etched onto a trophy kept at the Service Council for all to see, bragging rights all over town, and a small token of our gratitude!
Please email Sonia Shah if you've already registered and would like to be added to a team of or if you have any questions.
P.S. You do not need to be part of a team or fundraise to participate! We encourage everyone to join us! Your support allows us to serve over 700 Natick households each year, helping us live up to our motto of "Neighbors Helping Neighbors!"
How does a virtual race work?
Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions!
You will have nine days to run, walk or bike the race wherever and whenever you want. You can race anywhere, indoor on a treadmill/stationary bike or outside on a route you know. (You may even want to use USATF's route finder to find a certified 5K route close to where you live: https://legacy.usatf.org/routes.)
We will be accepting times by the honor system, so you can track your distance and time however you like. The most accurate way to do this is by using a GPS watch, but there are also several free smartphone apps available for iPhones and Android devices (eg, Strava, Garmin, Map My Run).
You bet! Show the online world your effort, take a selfie, share your racecourse, and your story. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #NSCFallforNatick. And please share your photos with us by emailing them to email@example.com or sharing them to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/natickservicecouncil.
Anyone who registers by August 15th will be guaranteed a t-shirt! T-shirts will be first come first serve for those who register after August 15th.