The 13th annual Milton Monster Dash takes place on Sunday, October 30, at 1 p.m. at .
The annual fun run and walk, which raises funds to benefit science education in the Milton Public Schools, offers a 5K course, Halloween costume parade and activities for children and families.
"The Milton Foundation for Education is honored to organize this wonderful community event in remembrance of Sam Cichello,” said Denise Queally, an MFE trustee and co-chair of the event. “In addition to our traditional 5K wherein many runners come fully costumed, we are very excited about the new kids' activities planned for this year's Monster Dash. This day is all about the kids, afterall.”
Hundreds of runners are expected to participate in the event, which benefits Sam’s Fund, which was created in memory of Sam Cichello, a student at the who died following a playground accident in 1999.
The race annually raises approximately $10,000 to support hands-on science education in the Milton Public Schools, according to organizers from the Milton Foundation for Education. The run, which is professionally managed and timed, draws competitive and costumed runners of all ages and abilities to the starting line at Cunningham Park.
In addition to the 5K run, the afternoon includes a Kids’ Fun Run, costume parade and other activities. Proceeds from funds raised from entry fees, sponsorships and donations are administered by the Milton Foundation for Education and distributed in consultation with school officials and the Cichello family.
“There will be a costumed Fun Run for kids 10 and under where every child wins a medal; a fantastic DJ to keep the little ones moving and shaking; the Toy Box is generously donating materials for a ‘science station’ featuring a sun printing activity and superball creation, as well as an arts and crafts tent, rocket launchers, blast pads and bean bags,” said Queally. “CATZ will be on hand to keep the kids busy with relay races and other activities; and we have arranged for Trailside Museum to conduct an Owl Program from 1 to 2."
The above release was submitted by Ed Hayward.
Last year, Milton’s Matt O’Brien and Brianna Butlin were the top finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions.
Entry for the 5K Run/Walk is $20 by October 25 and $25 afterwards. Kids Fun Tickets (ages 10 and under) are $7 ($15 maximum charge per family).
To register, please see the website: www.miltonfoundationforeducation.org.