Programs & Events

Past Events:


Mission Possible 5k Race and Fun Run

You can find the full list of race results posted on the Racemenu Results Page.

Thank you for making this event a great success!

Click here to register for the 5k or Fun Run!


Sunday, November 4th – Daylight savings
Holliston High School

A Great Run for a Great Cause
All proceeds will be used to build a playground for kids of all abilities at the Fred W. Miller School in Holliston. Register before October 5th to guarantee a tee shirt!

To register for the 5k or Kids’ Fun Run, click any of the “Mission Possible Holliston” run logos on this site or visit

Pre-Race Spaghetti Dinner
Join us for your pre-5k carb loading on Saturday, November 3rd from 5:30-7:30pm! For more information, check out our Spaghetti Dinner Post.

Registration Fees
5k Road Race $25
Fun Run (Children Ages 4-14) $12

Race Day Details:
The race features a certified course, professional timing, a Kids’ Fun Run, and prize drawings. We’ll also have special activities for the kids!

Race Day Event Times
9:30am: Registration
10:30am: 5k Road Race Begins
11:30am: Kids Fun Run Begins
Award Ceremony and Raffle Drawings announced immediately following the race.

Race Map
To check out the race route, please see Mission Possible’s course map or see the USA Track and Field rendering of our route.

Kids Fun Run Event Information
The Fun Run races will be organized by grades and by girl/boy categories. Please see our Kids Fun Run Event Posting for more information.

Interested in Volunteering?
If you have a little time to help with this event, visit our Volunteer Wiki! We have lots of opportunities to participate the day of the event, November 4th, and before. Share your time and talents…your efforts will help build a new playground designed for kids of all abilities.

Check back often
We’ll keep posting as more details become available!

If you are interested in sponsoring this event or have any questions, please email us at fmillerplayground@gmail.comThank you!


Much thanks to everyone who kicked off April vacation with us at our Miller Playground Carnival event! The Carnival raised approximately $6000 to go towards the new playground. Sincere thanks also go to the folks at Holliston Autism and Special Needs Walk for presenting the playground with a gift of $8000 from the proceeds of their September 2011 walk.

Miller Playground CarnivalMiller Playground Carnival

Saturday, April 14th (April Vacation week)
Placentino/Miller Cafeteria

* Magic Show: starts promptly at 11:00AM * Bouncy Houses *
* Carnival Games/Activities * Concession Stand * 

Advance tickets are $10 per person on sale now at the Superette, Fiske’s and Coffee Haven. Cash or check only please. Checks can be made payable to “Holliston PTSA Playground Fund.”

Tickets will also be available the day of the event for $12 per person at the door.

Schedule of Events
Doors open.
11am-11:50am: Magic Show featuring Ed Popielarczyk!
11:50am-2pm: Bouncy Towers, Carnival Games and Activities, Face-painting and Concessions open.

Concessions available for purchase during the event, all other activities are included in the ticket price.

Join us on Saturday, April 14th for magic, bouncy houses, and carnival entertainment and start your April vacation off with a day of family fun! We hope to see you there…Thank you!

The Miller School Playground Project thanks Coffee Pond Photography and Everwood Day Camp for their Platinum Sponsorships and thanks Natick Dental Partners, Chamberlain Pines, and Music, Movement and More for their Gold Sponsorships of the Miller Playground Carnival. 


The Dodgeball Tournament had a great turn-out and raised almost $2,200 towards a new Miller PlaygroundMuch thanks to everyone who participated in this event!

Dodgeball Tournament

Friday, March 16th (a Professional Day)
Holliston High School
Elementary to High School Students

  • Elementary School Start Time: 9 a.m.
  • Middle School Start Time: 11 a.m.
  • High School Start Time: 2 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded for the winning and the most spirited teams in each bracket! Refreshments will be sold throughout the day. Team registration forms are due in the High School Office by March 1st. Please see Backpack Express for more details and the registration form for this event. Thank you!


The Miller students and Placentino 2nd graders raised almost $40,000 for the new Miller playground with their fundraising, jump roping, and dancing efforts!

Much thanks to all the students, their families, and our sponsors for making this event a great success. Much thanks also go to the elementary physical education teachers, Todd Kiley and Jason MacDonald, for all their work organizing and running this event.

Jump Rope for the Playground Event

March 1st during school hours
Placentino and Miller Gymnasium
2nd – 5th graders

The Miller School Playground is hosting a Jump Rope event for the Miller School children and Placentino 2nd graders in March. This school service program is similar to the Jump Rope for Heart event our Miller School children participated in previous years, but this year the proceeds will go to rebuilding the Miller School playground.

Jump Rope for the Playground is a fun event where children jump rope with friends and learn about the value of exercise and healthy habits, all while teaching them the importance of community service by contributing to their school’s new playground.

Students are asked to collect sponsors from early February until March 1st, the day of the Jump-a-thon event. Envelopes with sponsor sign-up forms and additional information are being sent home with children the week of February 6th. Friends and family can also make a secure donation online in a participant’s name using PayPal and indicating the participant in the “Purpose” field.

Students are eligible for a variety of prizes based on the amount of money raised:

  • Most Money Raised: IPOD Touch!
  • $75 Raised: Jump Rope for the Playground Backpack
  • $30 Raised: Jump for Miller Bracelet
  • Most Money Raised for a Class: A Bowling Field Trip with Mr. Kiley and Mr. MacDonald!
  • Every participant gets a Jump Rope Water Bottle

Jump Rope for the Playground is an important fundraiser for the Playground Project this year. The support of the school community and sponsors is greatly appreciated. If you would like any additional information, or have any questions, please email us at Thank you!

The Playground Project thanks Elite Gymnastics, Natick Dental Partners, Dancing Arts Center, Holliston Medical, Hopkinton Vision Center- Steven Perryman OD, Long Distance Tire, and MBF- Massachusetts Business Forms for sponsoring this event.


Holiday Teacher Appreciation Gifts

For this year’s teacher holiday gifts, please consider the Playground Project’s Teacher Appreciation Program where you can make a donation in your classroom teacher’s name to the Miller School Playground Fund. Any donation, either from the class as a whole or from a single student, is appreciated.  A special acknowledgement will be given to your teachers to notify them of your holiday gift.

Check out our flyer for the registration form and more information.

Thank you for your consideration!


Our Open Gym Event was a great success! Over 100 children participated in everything gymnastics for the 1.5 hours of open gym time.

Much thanks to all the families who joined us at Elite Gymnastics last Friday, Nov. 11.  The playground committee thanks Elite Gymnastics for hosting this event and for their generosity in donating 100% of the proceeds to the Miller School Playground. The fundraiser earned over $1200 for the playground project.

Stay tuned for more upcoming events in support of a new Miller playground!

Open Gymnastics Event at Elite Gymnastics

Friday, November 11th (Veteran’s Day) from 10:30am until noon
Elite Gymnastics, 260 Eliot Street, Ashland
Pre-school – 5th graders 

Please join us for our open gymnastics event at Elite Gymnastics in Ashland.

  • Event includes structured activities, snacks and a FREE raffle!
  • Pre-registration recommended for coach/attendant ratio.
  • Children under age 4 must be supervised by a parent during the event

Thank you to Elite Gymnastics for donating 100% of the proceeds to the Miller Playground Project!

Check out our flyer for registration information and to learn more about this event.


Thank you all for making the Wizards event such a huge success! The event raised close to $7000 for the playground renovations. To read more about this event, visit our Harlem Wizards vs Miller Evos page.

Harlem Wizards Trick-Hoops & Alley-Oops: October 18th!

Sold Out!

Tuesday, October 18th • 6:30pm
Holliston High School’s Field House
The Miller Playground Committee is hosting the Harlem Wizards! Bring your family to this night of basketball entertainment, and enjoy the show packed with high scores, theatrics, and fun for everyone.

This is a major fundraiser for the playground. We invite you all to be a part of this huge event!

Put this on your calendar today as the fall months are already starting to fill up and it will be here sooner than you know!

Check back soon…more details will be posted as they become available!


Friendly’s Fundraising Night

Please join us for our Friendly’s Fundraising Night at the Milford Friendly’s Restaurant on Tuesday, June 14th in the evening from 5-8pm.

Please print out the flyer attached below and present it to the Friendly’s staff when you order. As a special promotion, Friendly’s will donate 20% (as opposed to the usual 10%) of the pre-tax sales to our playground fund.

Thank you! We hope to see you there!


Logo Contest for the Miller Playground Project


The April Sports Sidewalk Sale was a success! Much thanks to everyone who donated equipment and to all the savvy shoppers who purchased sale items. Since shoppers expressed so much interest in the sale, we are considering rerunning it in the fall.

Used Sports Equipment Sale

Saturday April 9, 2011
The sidewalk in front of Fiske’s on Washington St, Holliston

Gently used cleats, gloves, uniform items, balls, bats, skated, pads, and a variety of other sporting goods will be for sale.

Come down to see the goods and help support a great new playground!
Contact us with any questions at


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