DATELINE: PLYMOUTH, MA…
Runner reservations are streaming in and the first annual Run for Faith 4Miler is set for Sunday, August 28 at 9 a.m.at historic Plimoth Plantation.
Race directors are now seeking volunteers to help with the many logistics of the race – from greetings runners at the opening registration, staffing water stops, assisting with post-race food and beverage tables and all the other behind the scenes efforts that make a race a pleasure for the runners.
“As a first year race, we need all the help we can get. That includes behind the scenes prior to the race and volunteers to help before, during and after the race,” said Craig Valentine Brenner, race director, who also manages the Old Sandwich Road Race also held in Plymouth.
Brenner added, “So while it’s going to be a lot of work, it’s also going to be a lot of fun and the profits from the race are going to a very good cause. Money raised from this Run/Walk will benefit the Plymouth Public Library, Children’s Department, Plymouth Elementary Schools, and music scholarship programs. Proceeds will also be contributed to awareness and prevention programs for ovarian cancer.”
The Run for Faith is organized by Run for Faith, Inc., which is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to commemorate the special life of Faith “Marcy” Romboldi who gave so much of herself to both individuals and the community.
Plymouth, MA continues to be a crossroad for area and destination runners. The Run for Faith is the newest race and a gold member in the Bayside Runner Racing Series.
Entry fee is $25 – all of which will be donated to local charities.
The new 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. Water stations will be available and the event will be professionally timed by Spitler Racing Systems. There will also be a 100 yard fun run for children.
Prizes will go to top finishers for various age groups. Post-race “light refreshments” will include bananas, oranges, bagels, muffins and scones. To amuse younger family members, a jumpy house will be available.
Faith, or “Marcy” as she was known by her friends and family, was a teacher, member of the Red Hat’s Society, Sweet Adeline’s, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008. Marcy’s ability to fight this vicious disease with incessant might and unsurpassed grace will never be forgotten and surely serves as inspiration to those who were close. Mostly, Marcy will be remembered for her acts of kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness. Many will remember her for her two best accessories- a lovely hat and a radiant smile!
Among the champions of the race committee are Marcy’s husband Russell Romboldi, son Matthew Romboldi and wife Nicole Romboldi, daughter Lisa O’Hanley, and many close friends.
Corporate sponsors include Delaney & Muncey, P.C.; Lombard’s Waste Service; Plimoth Plantation; Nolan Schelle Insurance; Mayflower Bank; Left Shore Designs; Dunlap Propane; Pilgrim Belle; Cape Cod Media Center; Pilgrim Custom Countertops; Baker’s Music and Video; and Water Street Café.