AUBURN, Mass. – The organizer of the Jules Run & Rascal Run recently announced that the summer race in Auburn raised $4,000, which was sent to the Claudia Adams Barr Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research funds scientists in their quest for basic research discoveries that they hope will transform cancer treatment.
“Vital research that will change the course of cancer,” said Kathleen Lutz, race organizer. “Each step and dollar helps. I love that we are helping by having this race.”
The race is named in honor of Lutz’s mother, Julie Mass, who died of brain cancer in 2007. Lutz hopes that next year's race will be even more successful as she continues to honor her mother’s legacy.
“As always I'll be working hard to make it better,” Lutz said.
Lutz would like to thank everyone who supported the race and made it possible:
- Auburn Police Department
- Auburn Fire Department
- The CERT Team
- Boy Scout Troop 121
- DJ Scorpio
- Race sponsors: Child Health Association, Kohl’s, AirGas, Ragnar Relay, Life is Good, Wine Distributors, Auburn Police Association, Webster Five Credit Union, Aspen Dental, Sam’s Club, Fuller Automotive, Zest Yoga, Road ID, Starbucks, Shaw’s and all the volunteers.
The Jules Run is part of a race series in Auburn. The APA 5K, Jules Run and Major David Brodeur 5K are linked. People who do all three races will receive a tech T-shirt. They will be giving out tech T-shirts at the Brodeur race for those that qualify.
The Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation is holding the second annual 3.1-mile road race/walk at 1 p.m Oct. 14 at North American Martyrs Church.
The event honors Brodeur, an Auburn native and military hero who died in Afghanistan last year. The money raised at the race will provide grants to Auburn High School students in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.
“No matter what, do this race,” Lutz said. “It's going to be a great time, it's local and most importantly it’s to honor Auburn’s great hero, Major David Brodeur.”
The first 200 registrants for the race receive a T-shirt plus a post-race meal catered by Outback Steakhouse. Beer will be provided by Harpoon Brewery for all registered runners who are 21 or older.
The registration fee is $25 to run/walk. To sign up for the event, visit the 5K registration page.