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That's not Slash running down the street, that's the Zumix 3rd Annual Run the the Beat @ East Boston - 9/16

Posted by Jonathan Donaldson  September 14, 2012 02:34 PM

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Looking for something fun to do this Sunday, like, I dunno, dressing up like Gene Simmons and running 5 kilometers through the streets of East Boston? You can do that in life! This Sunday (9/16), ZUMIX will present its 3rd annual Run To The Beat 5K in East Boston (which travels Piers Park-Marginal Street).
The charity run (where runners buy tickets to run) supports ZUMIX, an organization that provides free or affordable music and technology outlets for low-income Boston youth. Runners are encouraged to run in costume, or even as a group or supergroup. And while I think we can all agree that this is a good cause, let's not forget about the hilarity that would ensue seeing the Oak Ridge Boys running through the streets of East Boston in full on hillbilly gear. I'd pay to see you do that.

2nd year runners this year will include brave spirits such as Jacob Sconyers (Slash), Marie Pacelli (part of a Spice Girls Supergroup) and Tris Coffen (a Blues Brother) who had so much fun the first time around that they couldn't resist doing it again. Does running in a costume give any participants concern? "I'm only concerned about over-heating in a suit and tie," says Coffen, who is also a ZUMIX instructor. "Other then that, I think the kids will enjoy seeing some of there teachers, mentors, and parents build festivity in the community and this event."

And According to ZUMIX, prizes will be awarded to the fastest runners and the best costumes. There will be giveaways and snacks for all. So, it's Meatloaf gets a prize too. Phew.


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Jonathan Donaldson is a Boston-based musician, writer, and second-generation music junkie. An Ohio native who moved to Boston in 1998, Jonathan's musical loves include R&B, psych, punk, bubblegum, country, electronic, More »

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