The Run for Faith recently welcomed several Plymouth businesses as corporate sponsors for the second-year event, which will take place on Sunday, August 19 at 9am at historic Plimouth Plantation. Those sponsors include Newfield House, Mayflower Food and Spirits, Cold Spring Club, Unity Club, and Mama Mia’s.
“As a girl from the Midwest and the daughter of a Methodist minister, my mother’s faith was a huge part of who she was—even though she preferred to be called Marcy over her given name of Faith,” said Matthew Romboldi, Run for Faith race director and son of Faith “Marcy” Romboldi, for whom the race is held. “We certainly appreciate the faith our sponsors have shown in us, especially those supporting the Run for Faith for a second year and what happened with the weather last year.”
Last year’s took place the morning of Hurricane Irene. The race went off as scheduled with all runners completing the course just before the bad weather started. Adds Romboldi, “I think Mom was watching over us, doing her part to make sure we got the race in. Let’s hope we don’t need that kind of divine intervention this year.”
In addition to the four-mile course that starts at Plimouth Plantation, the Run for Faith will include a special Stroller division. Other family-friendly features include a jumpy house at the end of the race and free sno-cones.
The Run for Faith is organized by Run for Faith, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to commemorate the special life of Faith “Marcy” Romboldi. Last year’s race helped raise money for several Plymouth non-profits and charitable organizations, including a $5,000 donation to the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care and ovarian cancer research. The Run for Faith also contributed two $2500 scholarships for two Plymouth high school students: Graham Allen from Plymouth South High School and Nathan Fuller from Plymouth North High School.
Besides the latest additions, the second annual Run for Faith is being sponsored by a number of other Plymouth businesses, including: Nolan Schelle Insurance, Marty’s GMC, Liddell Brothers Traffic Safety Systems, 99.1 WPLM, Powderhorn Press, Plimoth Plantation and Girls on the Go.
“We’re grateful for the tremendous support for Run for Faith so far. Like any fundraising effort, there’s always room for additional sponsors and participants,” added Romboldi. “This is a Plymouth race supporting Plymouth causes and we welcome the support of area businesses.”
Businesses looking to sponsor the second annual Run for Faith can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-400-0751.
About The Run for Faith
The Run for Faith 4Miler is a gold member in the Bayside Runner Racing Series. The four mile race starts at Plimouth Plantation at 9am on Sunday August 19. The 4 mile race loop captures spectacular views of Cape Cod Bay, the Eel River and scenic horse farms. The course features rolling hills and unmatched history. The event will be professionally timed by Spitler Racing Systems. You can view the course online at: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/42074524.
The entry fee for The Run for Faith is $25. Every dollar of fee will be donated to local charities.
There’s a registration link on www.runforfaithplymouth.org or you can go directly to www.active.com. For more information and to register for the race, please visit www.runforfaithplymouth.org or email email@example.com.