The fifth annual Run for Faith recently announced it is looking for volunteers to man registration tables, water stations and other day-of-race functions. The 4.58-mile race will take place at 8:30 am on Sunday, August 23 from Plimoth Plantation.
“Volunteers are a key to any successful road race. For the Run for Faith, they have been even more important. I will never forget those people who volunteered for the first run, which took place right before Hurricane Irene hit. Many of those people have been back ever year since,” said Matt Romboldi, one of the founders of the race run in memory of his mother, Faith “Marcy” Romboldi, who lost her battle with cancer in 2010.
Adds Romboldi, “Volunteers for the Run for Faith come from all walks of life. They are friends and the children of friends of my mother. They are people who have run the race before but can’t this year. Some are just people who have heard about the race and want to be part of the effort to raise money for the Dana Farber. All are welcome.”
In its brief history, the Run for Faith has donated more than $20,000 to the Dana Farber’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care and more than $10,000 in scholarships to graduating Plymouth North and Plymouth South high school students. With the 5th annual Run for Faith set for Sunday, August 23, organizers are counting on year four of this four-mile race to break previous fundraising efforts and volunteers are a significant part of that endeavor.
Those interested in volunteering can contact Matt Romboldi at email@example.com.
The 4.58-mile Run for Faith 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 are plentiful and the event is chip timing for more accurate time tracking. This technology also triggers a camera along the course so runners can have a photo of themselves in action during the run. Walkers are welcome.
Cash prizes will go to top three finishers, male and female, and awards will be given 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. A number of vendors will be on hand to sell their wares before and after the race.
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.
For more information, please visit www.runforfaithplymouth.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view the course online at: http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/plymouth-ma/run-for-faith-plymouth-ma-route-115100461.