The Run for Faith recently welcomed several Plymouth businesses as corporate sponsors for the first-year event, which will take place on Sunday, August 28 at 9am at historic Plimouth Plantation. Those 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.
“As a first year race or any year race, the amount that you’re able to do for participants is linked to how much sponsorship you get as well as how many runners,” said Craig Valentine Brenner, race director, who also manages the Old Sandwich Road Race also held in Plymouth. “It’s been very impressive to see the number of established businesses in Plymouth step up to commemorate the life of Faith Romboldi and support causes in Plymouth that were near and dear to her heart.”
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 to her. Faith passed away in 2010.
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. Some of the Plymouth non-profits and charitable organizations that will benefit from the Run for Faith include the Plymouth Public Library Children’s Department, Plymouth Elementary Schools, and high-school scholarships. Some of the monies raised will also go to awareness and prevention programs for ovarian cancer.
“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 Brenner. “This is a Plymouth race supporting Plymouth causes and we welcome the support of area businesses.”
Businesses looking to sponsor the first annual Run for Faith can e-mail email@example.com or call 508-400-2824.
The Run for Faith’s 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. Prizes will go to top finishers for various age groups. Light refreshments will be available after the run. To amuse younger family members, there will be a 100 yard fun run and a jumpy house will be available.
The entry fee for The Run for Faith is $25. Every dollar of fee will be donated to local charities.
The Run for Faith is the newest race and a gold member in the Bayside Runner Racing Series.