Dorchester Family YMCA Crab Run set for Saturday
CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Family YMCA’s seventh annual Crab Run, a fundraiser to the Y’s summer youth camp, will be held Saturday, April 2, at YMCA at 201 Talbot Ave.
The Y’s programs and services are open to all through their financial assistance programs made possible through the generosity of their members, honors and partners. The Crab Run is one of several special events that helps the YMCA help others.
Runners can choose between a King Crab Challenge, half marathon or 5K. The King Crab Challenge and half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K starts at 9:30 a.m.
The King Crab Challenge gives runners a chance to complete the 13.1 mile half marathon in two hours, and then run in the 5K. King Crab participates will receive a special long-sleeve tech t-shirt, as well as the half marathon finishing medal.
The Crab Run half marathon duplicates the run course of the Eagleman triathlon held in Cambridge each year. Runners of all abilities can enjoy the fast, flat, fun and beautiful course.
The 5K course takes runners and walkers of all ages along the banks of the Choptank River and around the historic city of Cambridge.
The events all begin and end at the Dorchester Family YMCA. Aid stations will be provided for both events and a selection of healthy treats await the finishers.
Check-in will be at the Dorchester Family YMCA from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, and begin at 6 a.m. Saturday until 15 minutes prior to each event. There will be prizes awarded for best costume at 7 a.m.
Registration for the King Crab is $80 and the half marathon is $70. Registration for the 5K for adults older the 12 will be $35 up to April 1, and $40 on Saturday. Children 12 years old and younger are $15.
The Dorchester Family YMCA’s seventh annual Crab Run, a fundraiser to the Y’s summer youth camp, will be held Saturday, April 2