Smiles abound despite rain at Cinco De Mile Fun Run

A look at Center of Hope fundraising event

SOUTHBRIDGE — Scores of people came out in the rain on Sunday to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by supporting the Center of Hope.

People of all ages and abilities came out for the Cinco De Mile Fun Run. Participants could take part in a 5K, 10K or 1 mile trek through Southbridge with a variety of rolling hills with a course that ends with a gradual downhill finish. Once one crossed the finish line, there was plenty of post-race entertainment, including music, food (such as burritos), beer and wine, and obstacle courses. There were also prizes awarded for the best Cinco de Mayo outfit.

The non-profit agency provides support services for individuals and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All funds raised in the Cinco De Mile Fun Run were to benefit the Center of Hope’s Special Olympics and Recreational Program, giving individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in unified sporting events throughout the year.

Cinco De Mile Fun Run Photographs

📸Helen Boyle photos

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