The first annual Course des Coeurs - Unionville Race of Hearts - will be held at Charles F. Patton Middle School on Saturday, May 9 at 8 a.m.The bike and foot race is being billed as the organization's signature event. The foot race is a 2K run/walk, a 5K run and a 10K run. The bike races include a 58-mile pro 1/2, a 50-mile Cat - and a 42-mile Cat 5. Prizes will be awarded in all events. Adults may accompany children in the 2K fun walk/run.
Race organizers are teaming up with Run for Brianne race committee. The run/walk celebrates the life of Brianne Ashley Carter, an eighth-grader at Patton Middle School who was struck and killed while crossing the street after a soccer game in 1998.
The races will wind through neighborhoods across from Patton Middle School. The 10K race will follow the same course as the 2K and 5K races, but includes a loop onto Wollaston Road.
This is the first USA Cycling sanctioned race in the area. It's the 11th running of the Run for Brianne, but new this year is the 10K race. Proceeds benefit the Unionville High School renovation and also help to fund the Brianne Carter Scholarship Fund.