Some Highlights

1 The Annual Ladybug 5K Road Race and Kids Fun Run is about to hit the roads of Franklin once again on Sunday, Oct. 6. The event takes off from Franklin's John F. Kennedy Elementary School on Pond Street.

2 The Ladybug 5K benefits the Kennedy School PCC, which funds enrichment activities for students such as field trips, guest speakers and more.

3 The course of this USATF sanctioned event with professional timing is as follows: Start on Joval Court, right onto Southgate, right onto Coronation, left onto Oakland Parkway, right onto Ashbury Drive, left onto Norumbega Circle, left onto Charles River Drive, left onto Franklin Springs Drive, left onto Maple Street, left onto Southgate Road, left onto Parliament Drive, turn right onto Baron Road, turn right onto Coronation Drive, turn left onto Southgate Road, and ending with a left back onto Joval Court.

4 There will be a number of activities for the kids, including face painting, fall craft activities, and many fun games. Be sure to stay for a visit from Ruby's Ice Cream Truck after the race.

5 The event will also include a raffle. Raffle items include a 3 month fitness membership at Adirondack Club, a complimentary haircut at Salon Elan, one month of unlimited classes at Franklin Yoga and Wellness, a $25 Ichigo Ichi Gift Card, 2 $25 Muffin House Gift Cards, a Chat Noir Gift Card, a PT Color Market Gift Card, Starbucks coffee beans with travel mug, and many more gift cards and prizes from local businesses! See for a complete list of raffle prizes.

6 Awards will be given to the top three finishers in all age groups. The registration fee for the 5K Run/Walk is $25 online ($100 family cap for 5k pre-registration), or $30 on race day. A race T-shirt is included with the registration fee. Registration for the Kids Fun Run is $5. There will be awards for every child finisher.

7 Race sponsors include ReMax, PR Running, Electrical Wholesale, Elizabeth's Bagels, and Mama Barbra's Bake Shop! 

At A Glance

WHAT: Ladybug 5K and Kids Fun Run

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 6

WHERE: John F. Kennedy Elementary School, 551 Pond St., Franklin

TIME: Kids fun run at 9:30 a.m., 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m.; number pick-up and race day registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

COST: 5K Run/Walk - $25 online, $30 on race day. Kids Fun Run - $5, Family cap of $100 online (Family cap will not apply for race day registration).