Mike’s 5K in Milton raises money to fight drug addiction

MILTON – Registration is underway for the fifth edition Mike’s 5K to crush drug addiction, taking place at 10 a.m. on October 16 at Collicot School, 80 Edge Hill Road.

Since its inception, the run has donated $ 250,000 to local organizations focused on drug prevention and treatment programs. They include Bay State Community Services, the Boston Bulldog Running Club, the Gavin Foundation, the Grayken Center at the Boston Medical Center, the Labore Center, the Milton Coalition, and the Milton Youth Center.

Race director John Mulcahy said organizers were excited to return to an in-person race this year to support the efforts of frontline organizations in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

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“The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for our friends and family with substance use disorders. Overdose deaths are on the rise, ”Mulcahy said.

The run is held in memory of Michael Mulcahy, John’s brother, who battled an opioid addiction for a decade until his death in December 2016. He was 42 years old.

The cost of the race is $ 30. To register or for more information, visit the website mikesd5k.racewire.com.

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