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Village Day 2022

Waban Village Day kicks off with the Family Fun Run at 10:00 am, as it has since 2005!  Racers of all ages may participate, including children, who are allowed to ride bikes and scooters along the 3-mile racecourse. Register to participate here.

As always, this year’s entertainment showcases a wide variety of talent, from internationally recognized professional artists to rising youth stars. This year’s headliner will be The Hot Club of Boston at 12:15.  In addition, there will be performances from Waban’s Suzuki Music School at 11am

 

Village Day also offers plenty of amusement rides and games for kids of all ages, handmade crafts, jewelry, gifts and more.  Stop by the Pizza Tent for fresh slices of pizza from Stone L’Oven, and enjoy cold beverages and ice cream. Chat with members of the Waban Library Center and  Waban Area Council to learn more about these organizations, and discuss important issues with city officials, candidates, and citizens organizations.

Waban Village Day has been rained out only once in its 14 years, but if that happens, all the entertainment will move to the library, and many vendors may stay.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Hot Club of Boston

 

 

Much more is visible on our facebook page

Below is a video from 2012

 

 

2022 Fun Run Registration

In order to be guaranteed a Fun Run race day T-shirt, you must PRE-REGISTER for the race no later than Wednesday, May 4th.

The 16th Annual Family Fun Run will take place on Sunday, May 22nd at 10:00 am!  Racers of all ages are encouraged to participate, including children who are allowed to ride bikes and scooters along the 3.1-mile racecourse.

All racers must check-in at the Fun Run table on the grounds of the Waban Library Center between 9:00-9:30am on race day.  For those who have pre-registered, you will be able to pick up your race day T-shirts and race numbers at the Fun Run table the morning of the event.  Day of race registration will also be allowed, but please be aware that race day T-shirts may not be available. 

The registration fee is $30/individual or $70/family (up to 4 members) and includes the race day T-shirt(s), which will be made from cooling performance fabric again this year! Extra shirts can be purchased below. Online pricing includes a $2 PayPal fee for individual registrations and a $3 PayPal fee for family registrations.

 

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Individual Registration

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: I know that running is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, and the effects of weather, traffic and road conditions, all such risks being known and accepted by me. In consideration of your accepting my entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, do release and discharge the Waban Improvement Society, Inc., the City of Newton and all persons and/or sponsors, their directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, and successors officially connected with this fundraising event from and against all damages and/or actions which might arise out of my traveling to, participating in, and returning from this event.

Family Registration

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: I know that running is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, and the effects of weather, traffic and road conditions, all such risks being known and accepted by me. In consideration of your accepting my entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, do release and discharge the Waban Improvement Society, Inc., the City of Newton and all persons and/or sponsors, their directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, and successors officially connected with this fundraising event from and against all damages and/or actions which might arise out of my traveling to, participating in, and returning from this event.


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About the WIS

Community is at the core of the Waban Improvement Society. Established in 1889, the Waban Improvement Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving all people who live and/or work in Waban. The WIS is committed to community building, cultural enrichment, and promotes any activity intended to improve Waban and fosters a sense of community. Its activities include running the Waban Library Center, Waban Village Day, landscaping community assets, the Progressive Dinner, Waban Lights and Sing-along, and The Newton Piano Summit.

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