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Millis Boosters' "Run Back to School" was a success Overall winner was Ben McCarthy, Fun Run winner was Sebastian Miller

The Millis Boosters' "Run Back to School" started with a one-mile Fun Run. Credit: Amanda McGhee

The Millis Boosters' "Run Back to School" event held on Sept. 26 was a great success. The rain and clouds cleared just in time for the 150+ participants to arrive at the Millis High School. Many student athletes, coaches, kids, families, and community members from Millis as well as surrounding towns attended this fun and competitive event. 

 Overall race winner was Millis sophomore Ben McCarthy (right) with a time of 18:44. First female finisher was Millis freshman Shealin Conroy (left) in 22:30. Credit: Amanda McGhee

The 1-mile Fun Run kicked off at 9 a.m. and the first to cross the finish line was 11-year-old Sebastian Miller of Walpole in a time of 6:32. The first girl to finish was 10-year-old Emma Genovese of Millis in 7:38. 
The 5k set off at 9:30 a.m. down Spring and Ridge Streets. The overall winner was Millis sophomore Ben McCarthy with a time of 18:44 and the first female finisher was Millis freshman Shealin Conroy in 22:30. 
As emcee, DJ Mike Rutkowski kept the tunes playing, bubbles floating, supported the runners, and kept the day run  ning smoothly. 
The Millis Boosters would like to thank all the local businesses that stepped up to sponsor or donate to this event including Gold Sponsors Middlesex Bank, Nirvana Tea House and Cafe, Ambassador LLC, Roche Bros., and Millis Dental Care; Silver Sponsors Taylor Family Chiropractic, R&R Auto, and Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm; and donations from Marathon Sports, Whole Foods, Basil, Napper Tandy’s, Victory Lane, Medway Cafe, Noon Hill Grill, Ryan Family Amusements, and Country Kitchen. 
The Boosters is a group of Millis parents who fundraise throughout the year to provide for and support the Millis Middle and High School athletes and athletic programs. They award Varsity jackets, present senior banners and scholarships, contribute to team banquets, support individual team requests, and give funds towards larger projects which have included the updated weight room, the new baseball dugout, new soccer nets, and the new football/soccer scoreboard in the past couple of years. 
If you’re interested in joining the Boosters or have any questions please email [email protected].