Coast to Coast Relay to Help Families, Children Coming Through Watertown

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A coast-to-coast relay raising money for a variety of causes that help the lives of families and children will be coming through Watertown.

Former Watertown Resident Becky Solo will organize the leg of the United Relay for America from Watertown to Boston on Thursday, June 2.

The race raises money for organizations that advocate for youth education, improving healthcare, fighting hunger, ending gender discrimination, or providing safe homes for orphans. See a list of causes here.

During the United Relay for America, which starts on the West Coast on April 27 and ends on June 4 in New York, will have more than 9,000 participants, day and night.

The Watertown leg will start at 5:20 a.m. from Watertown Square on June 2, Solo said. She will run on behalf of Boston Children’s Hospital, and seeks others to join her on the run, support the runners and support the organizations.

“On Thursday, June 2, I will begin Stage 427 from Watertown Center and run along the Charles River Bike Path to the Boston Hatch Shell,” said Solo, who added that people should still have time to get to work after the run.

All the information about the Watertown t0 Boston leg can be found here: The previous leg runs from Weston to Watertown ( and it starts at 3:30 a.m.


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