Families run in 5K inspired by Dr. Seuss

Kids kicked off the race Saturday morning with a fun run at 8:30AM, and adults took off at 9AM.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Runners are participating in the Mad Dash on Mulberry Street in Springfield Saturday morning.

Saturday’s race is co-presented with the Hartford Marathon, and it gives everyone, from kids to expert runners, an opportunity to take a historic run through downtown Springfield to support the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. Kids kicked off the race Saturday morning with a fun run at 8:30AM, and adults took off at 9AM.

A portion of each entry fee will be going towards the new Dr. Seuss Museum, and runners in Saturday’s race get free admission into the museum with their bibs. Once the 5K finishes up, families can head to a character breakfast with the Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2.

In addition to the 5K, there are carnival games and activities until 11 Saturday morning in the Springfield Museums quadrangle.