The annual four-mile Community Service Fund Road Race to benefit CSF programs will be held on Saturday, May 8.
MIT's Community Giving Campaign (formerly the United Way campaign), held in the fall, now emphasizes the inclusion of CSF as a target of donations, to make all the payroll-deduction options for charitable giving more visible and to simplify the support operations for these activities. While many members of the MIT community chose to donate to the CSF last fall, the funds raised in this initial trial of combining these two solicitations fell well short of the amount typically raised by CSF each spring. Therefore, to meet its anticipated funding requests, the CSF is still having its traditional spring solicitation.
Check-in time for the road race is 8-9am on the Walker Memorial porch on race day. All members of the MIT, Lincoln Lab and Draper Lab communities and their families are eligible to enter.
Prizes will be awarded to the men's and women's overall winners, and in the master's (age 40 and up), juniors (12 and under) and living group categories, as well as a separate prize drawing. All entrants will receive a free T-shirt.
Prizes and awards are being donated by New Balance, La Groceria and Toscanini's. Other sponsors include Au Bon Pain, BankBoston, Draper Lab, the MIT Coop, Dining Services, the MIT Employees' Federal Credit Union and QRST's.
Entrants may preregister by filling out an entry form and returning it with the entry fee to Rm 11-245. Proceeds benefit the MIT Community Service Fund, which supports Cambridge-based organizations for which members of the MIT community volunteer. These include Tutoring Plus, established to improve the educational outlook for children in the area adjacent to MIT, as well as emergency needs for nearby shelters and food pantries. Contact Rebecca Chamberlain at x3-1988 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 26, 2000.