5th Annual Plymouth Road Race, Run for Faith on Aug. 23

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(Newswire.net — July 9, 2015) Plymouth, MA –In its five-year history, the Run for Faith has carved out several niches. One of those is as a family-oriented road race that offers a more rural course than other Plymouth road races at a distance that presents a challenge for both novice and experienced runners. This year’s Run for the Faith, the fifth annual run, takes place on Sunday, August 23 at 8:30am, starting from Plimoth Plantation.

“We have added some new wrinkles to this year’s run, the most notable being prize money for the top three finishers in both men’s and women’s divisions,” 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.

First place finishers for men’s and women’s will receive $150, $100 for second and $50 for third. There will also be trophies for age group winners.

Romboldi adds, “There are also some extras for all participants that we think everybody will like.”

Those extras include a 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.  

Additionally, all runners who pre-register prior to race day will be guaranteed a Run for Faith tank top.

The 4.58-mile Run for Faith 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. Walkers are welcome.

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.

“I think my mother would be proud of not only the amount of money we raise for charities that were dear to her, but the kind of race this is,” said Romboldi. “The Run for Faith offers something for everybody and generates funds for some incredible causes.”

During its five year history, the Run for Faith has raised more than $20,000 for Dana Farber’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care. The run has funded two annual scholarships for graduating high school seniors from Plymouth North High School and Plymouth South High School. The Plymouth Public Library and other local non-profits are also the beneficiary of funds raised by the Run for Faith.

One hundred percent of Run for Faith entry fees goes to these charitable efforts.

The entry fee for the Run for Faith is $25 for individuals. There are reduced entry fees available for members of Girls on the Go and South Shore Running Moms. Runners can register at www.runforfaithplymouth.org.

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.
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!

Interested sponsors can contact Matthew Romboldi at 508-400-0751. For more information, please visit www.runforfaithplymouth.org, or email info@runforfaithplymouth.org. You can view the course online at: http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/plymouth-ma/run-for-faith-plymouth-ma-route-115100461

Run for Faith

P.O. Box 957
Plymouth, MA 02362
United States