The four-mile race will take place at 8:30 am on Sunday, August 24 from Plimouth Plantation.
“Volunteers have played an integral part of the Run for Faith. I will never forget those people who volunteered for the first run, which took place right before Hurricane Irene hit,” 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, “The volunteers for our run were at first people who knew my mother or other members of our family. Now, our volunteers corps has grown to include people who have run in the race, heard about the scholarships we have given, or want to be part of the effort to raise money for the Dana Farber.”
In its brief history, the Run for Faith has donated more than $10,000 to the Dana Farber’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care and more than $5,000 in scholarships to graduating Plymouth North and Plymouth South high school students. With the 4th annual Run for Faith set for Sunday, August 24, 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 508-400-0751 or email email@example.com.
The four-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 professionally timed by Spitler Racing Systems. There is also a Stroller Division, so runners can run with their young children.
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. Runners can register at www.runforfaithplymouth.org.
Prizes will go to top finishers, male and female, and awards will be given to top finishers for various age groups. Post-race "light refreshments"
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-
Interested sponsors can contact Matthew Romboldi at 508-400-0751. 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/