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UPCOMING EVENTS

12th Annual Kids Fun Run
Date: Saturday June 17, 2017
Time: Registration check in opens @ 9:00 AM
First Race begins @ 10:00 AM (See entire race schedule below)
Where: Reading High School Track, Birch Meadow Drive (Football Stadium)
Entry Fee: FREE of Charge

Overview of event:
Kick off summer by coming down for a Fun Run around the High School Track (just under ¼ mile) prior to Town Day in the Birch Meadow Area.
Each registered child will be given an official numbered running bib.
For kids ages preK to 8th grade: races will be divided by grade level and by gender as shown below.
There will be a special 25 yard race for kids not yet in Kindergarten (4 and under).
Prizes will be awarded in the K-8 races.

Schedule of Races
Children will run with their GRADE LEVEL (as of September 2017) in the following order:
PreK and under (25 yard dash)
K (100 yard dash)
1 (half lap)
2 (half lap)
3 (half lap)
4 (half lap)
5 (half lap)
6-7-8 (full lap)

Please note: Some grade levels will have more heats depending on the number of racers signed up. Click here to register your child!

 

 INTEREST GROUPS

Adult Running Interest Group
Date: Saturdays, starting in April
Time: 7am
Location: Memorial Park (corner of Charles & Harrison Ave)

Join us on Saturdays for a recreational 4-5 mile run. Please plan to arrive a few minutes before 7:00am. We will set a course that morning around the neighborhoods and/or the Lake in Wakefield. The pace is easy to moderate and we wrap before 8:00am

If you know anyone else interested, please have them join us! For more information, please email: running@FORR01867.org
 

Adult Biking Interest Group
Date: 2nd Saturday of the Month and 4th Sunday of the Month. Starting in June. (June 12th and June 27th)
Time: 7:30am
Location: Varies

Location of rides will vary. Please email biking@forr01867.org for exact dates and more information.

Adult Pick Up Soccer - Outdoor
April to October

All abilities welcome. Games will be for ages 18 to 60, co-ed, non-competitive, and purely for fun. If you have a ball please bring it.

Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm at Memorial Park, ~55 Harrison Street
Wear a red or white shirt. We typically get anywhere from a 4v4 to 8v8 and expand the field as needed.

Sundays, 7:30am to 9am, May thru October, at Parker Middle School, 45 Temple Street
Please visit the Sunday Pickup Soccer page for more info.

Please e-mail soccer@forr01867.org for more information.

Reading Adult Soccer Learners' Group - Outdoor
Date: Saturdays, April through October
Time: 7:00-8:00 AM

We are an adult pick-up soccer group in Reading, MA, USA focused on learning the game of soccer, coaching, getting exercise, and having fun. Each training session is run with warm-up, drills, and a scrimmage. We play outdoors spring-fall and indoors (futsal) in the winter. Click here to join our google site where you can sign-up for full information or e-mail BCWadell@comcast.net with your request to join including name, town, and any past soccer experience.

Ultimate Frisbee Pick Up Games
Date: Fridays
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Birch Meadow Park

Join us for Ultimate Frisbee. All abilities are welcome and no prior experience is needed. Games are co-ed, non-competitive and lots of fun. No commitment for the season, just play when you can. Play once and you'll be hooked! If you have any questions, please email ultimatefrisbee@forr01867.org.

Adult Pick Up Basketball - Indoors
Date: Sundays during the winter, email link below for exact start date
Time: 9:00-10:30am
Location: Wood End School gym Please e-mail bball@forr01867.org for more information.

Spot Pond Boating Pass
Friends of Reading Recreation is once again proud to sponsor Boating at Spot Pond in Stoneham and Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield.

Boating passes can be obtained from the Reading Library. Check out the library website: www.readingpl.org and click on museum passes. The Spot Pond Boating Pass is listed here and can be signed out online. The pass is good at Lake Quannapowitt as well as Spot Pond. The two locations have different schedules, please refer to the website below for schedules. The library has two passes for each day, one for the morning (10-2) and one for the afternoon (2-6). You can also sign out the pass by calling the library or stopping at the front desk.

Please note:

  • The pass is good for kayaks, canoes, row boats and peddle boats (and SUPs in Wakefield). The pass CAN NOT be used for sailing. Once the group has chosen their boats, they cannot switch into any other boats
  • The pass is good for 6 people at a time only.
  • The pass is limited to two uses per family over the course of the boating season (May through October). This is to provide maximum usage throughout the town. If you have used your two times, you can however, call the library for same day usage. For example, Joe has used the pass two times and would like to go again. On Tuesday morning he calls the library to see if the pass is being used that day. If not, Joe can use it.
  • Children under 15 must be supervised by an adult who is on the water with the children. NO EXCEPTIONS!
The Spot Pond Boating season begins in the end of May and continues until mid-September (see website for dates as they differ for each location).

Check out the website www.boatinginboston.com for complete schedule and usage information.

 

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