Belmont’s fall classic, The FBE Apple 5K and 2K runs are just two weeks away! This year marks a special milestone: the 10th annual running of the race. That’s more reason than ever to register to run this year. The race will take place on Sunday, October 2nd at 9:30.
The FBE Apple races celebrate- and help support public education in Belmont. Since its inaugural event in 2013, the Apple Run has raised more than $200,000 for the Foundation for Belmont Education, a 501c3 non-profit organization that awards grants to the Belmont Public Schools to enrich the education provided to Belmont students.
The FBE Apple Run has brought thousands of runners to the streets of Belmont to support public education and innovation in the Belmont Public Schools. It’s also a great event for runners. The 5K run passes by four of Belmont’s schools (Burbank, Chenery, Wellington, and the High School), recognizing Belmont’s commitment to educating its young.
The 2K run/walk is a fun event for the whole family, with a course that starts at the Belmont High School track and runs down Concord Ave to the Veteran’s memorial, then back to the track.
I was one of the original organizers of the Apple Run (which was originally a memorial for former School Committee member Dan Scharfman, who died suddenly in 2013 at the age of 54). It has been an honor to be associated with the event. Beyond the money raised for our public schools, the race has helped bring our community together. Sponsors like City Side Subaru, Belmont Orthodontics, Didriks, the Belmont Center Business association and Moozy’s Ice Cream have dedicated money, goods and resources to make the race happen.
Hundreds of volunteers – from registration to t-shirt pickup to course monitoring and setup and teardown – make the event a success every year, including during the darkest days of the pandemic, when a virtual Apple Run was one of the few town events that persevered.
This is one that you can’t miss. Register now to help celebrate the 10th run (and make sure you get a t-shirt)!