ATTLEBORO - For the fourth consecutive year, Sensata Technologies will do its part to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by sponsoring the 5K race that was sponsored by Texas Instruments for the event's first eight years.

Now dubbed the Sensata 5K Race To Beat Cancer, the event will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday on Sensata grounds, near the Attleboro YMCA Activity Center, off Pleasant Street.

The race itself will be run for the 12th year.

The first race of the day, at 9 a.m., will be the One-Mile Race for runners, walkers and wheelchair racers of all ages, with trophies awarded to the top three females and males in an adult division and in each of five youth divisions, from 8 and under to 13 and 14.

The 5K Race will begin at 9:45 a.m. for runners and wheelchair racers, also with awards going to the top three females and males in each of five divisions, from under 18 to 60 and over. Awards in this race also go to the top female and male wheelchair participants, the top female and male Sensata employees and the top female and male overall.

New this year, the 5K race also will include a Sensata 5K Corporate Competition for which the top scoring three participants, male or female, from any eligible institution will win a prize.

The event also will feature its annual race dedication, award ceremony and raffle drawing, beginning at 10:45 a.m. During the race dedication, attendees can learn about the people who are helped by Dana-Farber.

To add to the fun of the day, there also will be Kids Dashes - or fun races - beginning at 11 a.m., with a 25-yard dash for ages 4 and under, a 50-yard dash for ages 5 and 6 and a 100-yard dash for ages 7 and 8. There is no fee for these races and all children will get a ribbon.

During the event, lunch will be provided free of charge for all racers and volunteers, with lunch available for purchase to all others.

Janette Boulay can be reached by phone or fax at 508-222-0993 or via

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