Registration is open for a 5K Boston walk/run to benefit Citizens for Juvenile Justice.
The race will be held Sunday, October 14, starting from the Jamaica Plain Boathouse Pavilion at 9 a.m. The chipped and timed race is open to runners, walkers and families with strollers. Awards will be given to winners in each age class. The event also features food and family-friendly activities. Participants may race individually or form teams. The first 100 people to register will receive free t-shirts.
Citizens for Juvenile Justice advocates for smart programming that keeps kids on track and prevents delinquency and keep them out of the adult criminal justice system. For those kids who enter the juvenile justice system, the organization supports fair, safe and effective treatment to promote rehabilitation. This event is one of many 5Ks taking place across the country in October as part of National Youth Justice Awareness Month
Sponsors include Community Gems, the Key Program, Massachusetts YouthBuild Coalition and YouthBuild Boston.