Our second annualRUN FOR YOUR LUNCH 5.5K
was even better than last year! The near perfect January day in New England had 177 participants running or walking across the finish line for our chowder & bread lunch, door prize drawings and special recognition.
Extra thanks to the Colonial Road Runners and Girls on the Go- two local running clubs whose support and promotion of our event really boosted our success this year!
Congratulations to our top 3 overall finishers
- ADAM PETTI - 19:33.5
- JOHN NOLAND 19:39.7
- BRIAN BOURQUE - 20.29.5
For those who have been following the news leading up to the race, you may remember that this year's event was in a special way, dedicated to a very special friend and supporter, Mary DuPont, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in November 2012. A member of our organization pledged $1 for every pre-registered participant to the Pancreatic Action Network in Mary's memory. Additionally, a very special auction was held at the race for a custom ORANGE race t-shirt was held to add to this memorial. Special thanks to Gregory Melusky (who finished 1st in the under 17 age category) with a generous gift for that auction. As a result, $175 will be donated in Mary's memory. Thank you again for this additional support and recognition for our dear friend!
- ISSY NEILSON - 22:33.7
- KELLY TANGUAY - 25:02.8
- JEANNE WILLIS - 25:53.5
The Volunteers and Supporters who made this happen are way too numerous to mention by name because every task that gets accomplished for an event like this is important, no matter how big or how small it seems at the time. THANK YOU ALL, for your commitment, your energy and your enthusiasm for helping bring our vision to reality. Once again, kudos to to the NORTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH for your hospitalilty and grace during our event!
Through your generous gifts and support we are looking forward to growing and building on the success of our first year and help those who are struggling and building community one meal at a time!
We're looking forward to continuing our ability to reach those in need and your continued support. Keep an eye on ALL ARE WELCOME for more good things to come and don't forget to save the date for the 2014 RUN FOR YOUR LUNCH 5.5k- January 19, 2014!!