Zumix to Host 5K Race – Run 2 the Beat

East Boston, Mass. – On Sunday, September 21st, ZUMIX, a nonprofit youth organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts, will host their fifth annual 5K race, RUN 2 the BEAT. At 9:00am, runners will take off on Boston’s most scenic, musical, and fun 5K. Starting in Piers Park at 108 Marginal Street with incredible skyline views, the flat and fast race course takes runners through East Boston’s incredible green spaces with live music all along the route.

Participants are invited to run in costume, dressed as their favorite musical icon. Runners may choose to run as a soloist or form a supergroup of four or more people. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest runners and the best costumes. Costume categories include Best Solo Artist, Best Supergroup, and Hardest to Run In. Giveaways and snacks will be available for all.

To register for the race, visit http://zumixrun2thebeat.eventbrite.com/. Registration is $35 for solo adult runners and $30 per person for adult supergroups of 4 people or more. Registration is $15 for youth runners (under 18 years old). Those who register by August 8th will be entered into a raffle to win a $75 gift card to Ecco Restaurant! This year, we will be improving our race timing by using chip timing for all runners to ensure accuracy.

ZUMIX, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts, offers award-winning programs in songwriting & performance, instrumental instruction, creative technology, and community radio for youth ages 7-18. Founded in 1991 in response to a wave of youth violence, ZUMIX provides top-quality cultural programming as an alternative way for young people to deal with frustration, anger, and fear, and as a method of building cultural understanding and acceptance in one of Boston’s most diverse neighborhoods. In 2011, ZUMIX was honored with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. This award, presented by First Lady Michelle Obama, recognizes ZUMIX as one of the top 12 youth arts and humanities programs in the country. For more information, please visit   www.zumix.org.

Members of the media who would like more information should contact Sharon Small, Foundations & Communications Manager, at 617-558-9777 or [email protected].

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