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Ollie Road Race on Saturday

9/07/2007 01:25:00 PM
The Ollie Road Race is a 5 mile run / 2 mile walk taking place tomorrow, Saturday 9/8 at 10am. This race has been going on in South Boston for the past 66 years! Granted, I don't really go to South Boston very often, but this is the first I've heard of the Ollie Road Race in the 7 years that I've been in Boston.

Following the Settlement House tradition, the Ollie Road Race Classic was initiated in 1941 and is one of the longstanding road races in New England. Beginning as an athletic event for young men, the Ollie Road Race Classic is now more than just a race – it is a community event that provides all family members with the opportunity to celebrate the positive aspects of the neighborhood.

To make things a little more interesting this year, Procter & Gamble is sponsoring Dunkin' Donuts runners to run in the race while pushing grocery shopping carts and passing out samples of the new packaged coffee.

So if you're free tomorrow and want to enjoy the last few bits of warm weather before it starts to get cold - head over to South Boston, cheer on the runners, and grab some free coffee. Click (here) for the official website and information on free parking or see below for the schedule. Yes, you can still register to run tomorrow morning, just go early.

7:30 AM EST: Registration opens and Warm-Up
10:00 AM EST: Race and Walk Begin
11:00 AM EST: Awards Ceremony
11:30 AM EST: Entertainment

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