As some of you may know, I'v been involved in the development of the four 1/2 mile Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) in Franklin and Bellingham with our parent 501(c)(3), the Grand Trunk Trail Blazers. This is an abandoned railroad path that runs from Franklin through Bellingham and into Blackstone.
The Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail Committee's mission is to raise awareness about the trail's existence and to develop it into a multiuse trail. Our united efforts will ultimately provide a safe environment for riding bikes, horses, walking or jogging, and generally encouraging people to exercise in the outdoors.
The advantages of using this type of trail are many including improved cardiovascular health and fitness and destressing as you enjoy the beauty around us. Because of the trail's proximity to public transportation, we hope to eventually extend it to the commuter rail stations and public transportation. This can further help the environment by reducing dependence on cars during the daily commute.
We are holding a 5k run/1 mile walk on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the former Putnam Property at 431 Washington Street, Franklin, MA on paved trails. We would love to have you join us. Entry fee is $20 prior to race day, $25 on race day and $15 for students. You can also register online at www.franklinbellinghamrailtrail.org.
Or maybe you can support us either by becoming a member ($25), attending committee meetings on the second Tuesday of each month, or by sponsoring our event on May 12th.
If you would like to support this cause, please make your tax deductible check payable to: the Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee and mail it to: FBRTC Treasurer, PO Box 68, Franklin, MA 02038.
Dave & Annette Labonte
Vice Chair, Race Chair
Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee