Highland City Striders
Laborious Labor Day Ten Miler
Early Labor Day morning from the beautiful Ghiloni Park on Concord Road in Marlboro, Over 50 runners ran a torturous, ten mile fun run through the stunning back roads of Marlborough and Hudson. The 10th annual Laborious Labor Day Ten Miler had begun, and it looked to be a fast group. Under perfect running conditions (overcast and 65 degrees), Kevin Jillson from Worcester and Scott Leslie from Rutland led the pack and were the 1, 2 finishers in times of 53:49 and 54:55, respectively.  Lisa Danielson was the first female finisher with a time of 1:10:21.  Michael Clements was the first Marlborough male finisher in 1:02:05 and Beth Dougherty was the first Marlborough female finisher at 1:25:05.

Kevin Jillson's incredible time of 53.59 established a new course record!  The course record for a female competitor is still held by Sumner Fletcher (11/07) from Uxbridge in the time of 1.04.10.  Complete 2012 results can be found here.

This race was the creation of Mark Vital in 2003 and its primary purpose is to raise food and community awareness for the Marlborough Food Pantry. Vital says, “I love running and just wanted to help out. This type of run is great for the community and a lot of fun for the runners.” Instead of charging an entry fee to run, the recommended fee is ten nonperishable food items. “Many runners bring extra,” says Vital.

The run was sponsored by the Marlborough Recreation Department, and organized by the outstanding volunteers from the local running club, the Highland City Striders.  The Highland City Striders will also organize the upcoming Marlborough Main Street Mile (Date TBD) and the Tough Ten Mile Turkey Trot (Dec. 1st).

Great Road Race for a Great Cause
Laborious Labor Day Ten Miler

Monday, September 1, 2014

7:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM Race Start

Entry donation: 15 can goods for Hudson Food Pantry

Ghiloni Park
125 Concord Road, Marlboro

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