Published in the August 18, 2016 edition

WILMINGTON — Coming this September runners are invited to Wilmington as the Chamber of Commerce will host the 12th running of its Half Marathon and 5K Run or Walk on Sunday, Sept. 25

Located only one half mile off Rte. 93 on Rte. 62, the run will start at Waltham Street and wind through Wilmington’s scenic back roads to finish back at the start. There is ample free parking. The Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) are located on courses that are USATF certified and flat, fast and well-marked. Over 500 athletes participate each year.

Entry fees are:

• Half Marathon: $30 Pre-Registration / $35 Race Day

• 5K Run/Walk: $20 Pre-Registration / $25 Race Day

• Students (18 and younger): $15

Race time:

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Registration and sign-in

9 a.m. – Wilmington Fit Body Boot Camp pre-race warm-up (optional)

9:45 a.m. – Racers/walkers to start lines at 10 Waltham St.

10 a.m. – Shotgun start for both races.

Both races start and finish at 10 Waltham St.

Three ways to register:

1. Online by Thursday, Sept. 22: (by credit card).

2. Mail registration form and check made payable to: Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, 226 Lowell St., Suite B-4-A, Wilmington, MA 01887. Visit to download registration form.

3. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m.

Bib pick-up: Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the race site or on race day from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Race amenities and perks:

USATF certified courses; professional B-Chip timing; race t-shirt (guaranteed for first 500 pre-registrants); pre-race warm-up (powered by Wilmington Fit Body Boot Camp); mile markers and water stops; awards for top overall finishers; medals to top 3 race/age/gender; medals to half finishers (new this year); ribbons to 5K finishers.

Family Fun Festivities include: music; hot dogs; fruit; ice cream; face painting; sponsor booths with raffles and giveaways;

Premier sponsors: Hallmark Health Medical Associates; Lahey Health – Winchester Hospital; Security Innovation; Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry.

See Chamber website for listing of additional sponsors. Businesses interested in sponsorship and race day table set-up are asked to contact the Chamber by Monday, Aug. 22.

Portion of proceeds benefit scholarships for Wilmington students and various community donations.

Contact the Chamber at 978-657-7211 for additional details or visit:

Post race parties:

Runners who show their race bib on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the following restaurants will receive half off appetizers: Red Heat Tavern – 300 Lowell St. and the Tremezzo Ristorante – 2 Lowell St.

“Team Kelli”

For the seventh year, “Team Kelli” family and friends will reunite to run/walk in memory of Kelli Agati Murray. Kelli passed away in June 2010 leaving behind five beautiful children and a town filled with family and friends. Race proceeds are used each year to fund two scholarships in Kelli’s name, which are presented by Pat Agati in May.