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Boston.com 2nd Annual Running with the Bridesmaids Fun Run Set for Saturday, September 28, 2013

Presented by Walgreens, One-Mile Fun Run around Boston Common will Benefit Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Always the bridesmaid? Still have a closet full of taffeta, tulle, and tutus? It is time to put these unique dresses to good use, this time for a good cause. On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, more than 1000 people are expected to dress up in their slightly-used bridesmaids dress or distinctive wedding finery and come together for a one-mile fun run around the Boston Common to benefit the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.

The Boston.com Running with the Bridesmaids event is presented by Walgreens and produced in conjunction with the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID).

All are welcome to participate, whether they have the appropriate attire or not. However, prizes will be given out for the best of the worst dressed bridal party and the best of the worst dressed individual. Prizes include a weekend getaway at Mohegan Sun, an overnight stay for two at the Boston Harbor Hotel along with dinner at Strega Waterfront, a rest & recreation package at the Omni Mount Washington Resort and finally, a day of beauty at Fascino Salon and Spa.

The fun run will begin and end at the Pedestrian Zone in Downtown Crossing, located at the intersection of Winter and Summer Streets. As runners circle around Boston Common, they will encounter a host of wedding-like activities. Once they have crossed the finish line, participants will be encourage to keep the party going at the post-race reception at Petite Robert Central Bistro at 101 Arch Street, Boston.

Registration for the run is $25. To register in advance, visit www.boston.com/bridesmaids. All proceeds will benefit the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. Day-of registration will take place at Walgreens in Downtown Crossing, located at the corner of Summer and School Streets.
For more information, visit www.boston.com/bridesmaids


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