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$25 11:00AM EDT Price increases after October 5, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Walk

$25 11:00AM EDT Price increases after October 5, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Run Billy Run 2024
Sponsored by Eastern States Exposition

The 5k race and 1-mile walk will be:
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Ashley Reservoir
250 Whitney Ave
Holyoke, MA 01040
Sign up in advance for the walk or run for $25
On race day, registration will be $30
Registration includes: bib, long sleeve wicking shirt (size guaranteed until 9/13), post race cookout
The William J. Boyle Scholarship is awarded to a student from Roger L. Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy who will be attending Springfield Technical Community College. 

The WJB Scholarship was established in 2019 in honor of the late Judge William J. Boyle, who passed away after a difficult yet heroic battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease" or ALS. 

Billy was a proud Springfield native and graduate of both Putnam (salutatorian, class of 1974) and STCC (class of 1976). Raised by a widowed mother, Judge Boyle and his two brothers sought education as a means to transcend their standing. 
Judge Boyle studied the printing vocation beginning his higher education at STCC. He completed additional studies at Western New England University where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Marketing and his Juris Doctorate.
In his career of more than 35 years, Judge Boyle worked as a prosecutor for the Hampden County District Attorney’s office, established a private practice, served on the Springfield City Council (including two terms as President), and presided over Springfield District Court as its First Justice. 

He said in 2017, “Even though we didn’t have money, I always wanted to go to college. And it was a big challenge because there was not scholarships and financial aid like there are today.” 

This scholarship will honor his legacy and allow a student who may be fighting those same odds have the means to succeed in higher education. 
Bill was an avid runner and the road race will be full of various aspects he loved from each of his favorite races - scenic course, live music, great party! 


Presenting Sponsor


Ashley Reservoir
250 Whitney Ave
Holyoke, MA US 01040

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