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BSER 5k Run

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With deep regret, we must cancel our 5K Run Like the Dickens slated for July 12, 2020.

Why cancel the race?
Historically, our race has been very well attended—we've had runners from across the United States and even the globe—but the safety and well-being of our runners, supporters, and volunteers is our top priority. Given the event's popularity, we just cannot ensure social distancing and other safe practices.

What does the race support?
To date, Run Like the Dickens has been one of our most successful fundraisers. A large-animal shelter specializing in equines, we're a passionate, all-volunteer group called to support and care for neglected, abused, and abandoned horses. But we're exclusively publicly supported, which means we rely on fundraisers and donations to operate. Like many organizations, the pandemic has put us in a terrible financial position. Our donations have decreased, and we've been forced to cancel our fundraisers.

What else can you do?
To keep our shelter running, alive and well, a safe haven for our charges, we need a miracle. Please consider making a donation to BSER. With your continued help, we're committed to continuing Run Like the Dickens in the future—and so much more. If you've already registered for the race, though, and would like a refund, please e-mail kmo@BayStateRescue.org

We thank you—each and every one of you
This is the greatest group of volunteers, sponsors, and runners ever assembled, and I'm honored and humbled to be a part of such a compassionate, giving group of people. We're committed to our mission at BSER and continuing this race in the upcoming years. We will be back—better than ever!

Until we can see you again, thank you. Please stay safe, stay well.

Susan Sheridan, President

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Photos from the 2018 race!
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Photos from the 2017 race!
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Photos from the 2016 race!
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Photos from the 2015 race!
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Photos from the 2014 race!
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Photos from the 2013 race!
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