More than 1,200 runners laced up their sneakers and raced to raise money for the Framingham-based on Sunday, raising more than $60,000, according to a statement.
“Every year Laurie and I are so impressed with the turnout of participants,” said Doug Flutie, a Natick native. “We want to thank all of the runners who came out with their families and friends to help raise money for Dougie’s Foundation. It was great to see familiar and new faces on and around the course.”
The 12th annual race, sponsored by Eastern Bank, began its 3.1 mile course at the MetroWest Medical Center's Runners came from across the state and from as far as Florida.
Doug Flutie Jr., son of Flutie and his wife Laurie, was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old. The parents created the foundation in 1998 to raise money and awareness for the disorder. Their son is now 19.