Thursday, September 9, 2021

Spier Family Kindness for Kids 5K and Family Fun Day - Sep 19

On Sunday, September 19, the Hockomock Area YMCA will hold the Spier Family Kindness for Kids 5K and Family Fun Day at Patriot Place’s Enel Plaza, located outside The Patriots Hall of Fame Presented by Raytheon. This year’s event will also include a new two-mile race for kids ages 12 and under, along with free, family-friendly activities provided by community partners. All proceeds from this family event will benefit the Y’s Food Access Programs.

Greg Spier, longtime YMCA board member and community leader expressed, “My wife Kathy and I are so excited to sponsor this great event, bringing families together for healthy activities while raising awareness of our Y’s ongoing food security programs.” 

Since March 2020, the Hockomock Area YMCA has provided more than 380,000 grab & go meals and  more than 40,000 bags of food, valued at $50 each, to those in need in local communities.  

“Patriot Place is so proud to the support the important work of the Hockomock Area YMCA to help our neighbors in these challenging times,” said Brian Earley, Vice President and General Manager of Patriot Place. “We have partnered with Greg and Kathy Spier and the Hockomock Area YMCA for many years and look forward to working with them again to host this family-friendly community event at Patriot Place on September 19.”  

The 5K will begin at 8 a.m., and individuals, families and teams are welcome to run or walk. The Two Mile Youth Run and Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m.  From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., all are welcome to participate in the Spier Family Fun Day – a free family event where children can take part in activities, crafts, and more! 

Online registration for the Spier Family Kindness for Kids 5K and youth races is open now through September 16. Interested participants can register for the 5K for $25 and for the Two-Mile Race for $15.  There is no charge for the Fun Run, but advance registration is required. Further details and registration information is available at Attendees are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to “Stuff the Truck” to assist those in need.  

The first 200 registrants will receive a commemorative Kindness for Kids 5K shirt and the first 200 youth to register for either the Fun Run or the Two-mile Youth Run will receive a coupon for a free month of swim lessons at the Hockomock Area YMCA. Medals will be awarded to all youth who participate.

September 19 activities timeline: 
7:00 a.m. Race registration opens at Patriot Place Enel Plaza (available now at
8:00 a.m. Family Day begins, runs until 11:00 a.m. 
8:00 a.m. 5K race begins
9:00 a.m. Two-mile Youth Run and Fun Run begin

About The Hockomock Area YMCA

Where Cause Meets Community.  At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility. 

Our YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities we are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information, visit


Patriot Place is a shopping, dining and entertainment destination located adjacent to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Patriot Place features large and boutique retailers, 23 casual to high-end restaurants and other nightlife venues. Among the highlights of Patriot Place are New England’s first Bass Pro Shops, a state-of-the-art, 14-screen Showcase Cinema De Lux, the award-winning Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon, the retro-style bowling alley, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, the modern gastro sports pub, CBS Sporting Club, the four-star Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Foxborough/Patriot Place and Helix eSports, the region’s largest egaming center and social hub. Patriot Place is also the home of Brigham Health and Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Centers. For more information, visit, follow Patriot Place on Twitter ( or like Patriot Place on Facebook (


Spier Family Kindness for Kids 5K and Family Fun Day - Sep 19
Spier Family Kindness for Kids 5K and Family Fun Day - Sep 19

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