WILTON — For the past eight years, the Mother's Day morning tradition for hundreds of runners and supporters of local charity Kelly's Angels has been to gather for the annual Mother-Lovin' 5k run/walk in memory of former local teacher Kelly Mulholland, wife of local television news reporter/anchor Mark Mulholland.
The event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local families as they deal with life-threatening illnesses in honor of Kelly, a beloved mother of two from Wilton who died from breast cancer in 2007.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced cancellation of the traditional run/walk, but organizers have come up with a way to support this great cause, get some exercise and still lending a helping hand: Instead of the annual run/walk in Saratoga Spa State Park, participants will take to their local streets, trails or treadmills on Mother’s Day weekend (May 9-10) to support Kelly's Angels.
Those who register online will be provided a race bib via email that they can print out and wear at the time they choose to run or walk.
Participants can then send their race photo to Kelly's Angels to be posted in an online gallery or share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #Mother-LovinVirtual5K, #MLVirtual5K or #KellysAngelsInc5K.
For more information or to register, go to: kellysangelsinc.org/mother-lovin-day-5k.