The third annual Run for Faith 4-miler will be adding a new wrinkle to this year’s race. The course has been expanded to 4.58 miles thanks to the removal of a turnaround in the course at Eel River and the addition of a scenic detour through the woods on Bump Rock Road and Forges Road.
“My wife is the real runner in the family and she’s not a big fan of turnarounds. So, we’re delighted to be able to remove the Eel Circle turnaround from the course and take the course away from road traffic down a private road in a beautiful part of Plymouth,” said Matthew Romboldi, Run for Faith organizer and son of Faith “Marcy” Romboldi, in whose memory the race is held. Faith lost her battle to ovarian cancer in 2010. “We certainly appreciate the generosity of residents on Bump Rock Road and Forges Road for allowing the Run for Faith course to use their street and for the Plymouth Police Department for working with us on this change.”
In expanding the course, Romboldi wanted to enhance the race experience for runners of all skill and experience levels.
Said Romboldi, “At 4.58 miles, you still are at a distance where newer runners and those pushing strollers will want to give it a shot. Yet there’s enough of a challenge for faster runners to embrace the course. Plus, for them most part, you are away from the heavy traffic areas like Route 3A and downtown Plymouth. It’s a quiet and serene run that really captures the beauty of Plymouth, both on the water and inland.”
The third annual Run for Faith 4Miler, which is a gold member in the Bayside Runner Racing Series, will take place on Sunday, August 11 at 8:30 a.m. at historic Plimouth Plantation. The Run for Faith’s 4.58-mile race loop includes spectacular views of Cape Cod Bay, the Eel River and scenic horse farms, as well as unmatched history.
The entry fee is $25 – which will once again go to scholarships for Plymouth high school students, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Plymouth Public Library and other Plymouth charities and non-profits (Last year’s Run for Faith resulted in two $2,500 scholarships for graduating Plymouth North and Plymouth South high school students; The Run for Faith also has contributed $10,000 to Dana Farber’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care since 2011).
Water stations are plentiful and the event is professionally timed by Spitler Racing Systems. Prizes will go to top finishers, male and female, and awards will be given to top finishers for various age groups, including the Stroller Division.
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.
The Run for Faith’s current roster of sponsors includes: Baker’s Auto; Marty’s Buick GMC Isuzu; The East Bay Grille; Mayflower Food & Spirits; Stevens The Florist; RJF Homes; Cape Auto; G&G Silk Screen Embroidery; B&B Auto Body; Dunlap’s Propane; Associated Engineers; Wood’s Seafood; Kingston House of Pizza; Almeida Towing Service; Plimouth Plantation; Davis Carpentry; Dunlap’s Oil; Richard’s Wine & Spirits; Mike Tupper, Welding; and the Lobster Pound. Interested sponsors can contact Matthew Romboldi at 508-400-0751.
To register, please visit www.runforfaithplymouth.org. The registration deadline is midnight on August 8. You can view the course online at http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/42074524.