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Millis Boosters Run Back to School 5k and Fun Run were … fun

Start of 1 mile fun run. Photo credit: Christine Chambers

The Millis Boosters held their 5th annual racing event, Run Back to School 5k and 1 mile Fun Run, on Sun., Sept. 25. It was another year of good weather, participants of all ages, music, medals, and fun! Many local student athletes, coaches, kids, families, and community members, as well as many from surrounding communities, came together at Millis High School to enjoy the atmosphere, challenge, and competition. The 1 mile fun run kicked off at 9 a.m. and the first to cross the finish line was 9 year old Myles Genovese of Millis in a time of 7:19. The first girl to finish was 9 year old Dylenne Brosey of Millis in 7:48! The 5k set off at 9:30 on and out and back course down Spring and Ridge St. Millis junior and cross country team captain Ben McCarthy was a repeat winner with a time of 17:31 (over a minute faster than last year!) and the first female finisher was 16 year old Hailey Desmarais from Assonet with an impressive time of 19:29!  DJ Mike Rutkowski was back and did a fabulous job keeping the music playing, the kids entertained, and the runners cheered.
The Millis Boosters would like to thank all the local businesses that stepped up to sponsor or donate to this event: Platinum Sponsor Middlesex Bank; Gold Sponsors Nirvana Tea House and Cafe, Ambassador LLC, and Roche Bros.; Silver Sponsors Taylor Family Chiropractic, R&R Auto, and Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm. Nirvana was on site providing a variety of refreshing iced teas to everyone! Generous prizes for the top runners were donated by  Marathon Sports, Basil, Medway Cafe, Avalenas Bar and Grill, Kravings, Muffin House, Country Kitchen, and Ryan Family Amusements. 
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, a new football/soccer scoreboard, and a portable sound system in the past several years. 
If you’re interested in joining the Boosters or have any questions, please email [email protected]