9Round Worcester – James Street Naming Sponsor for 2nd Annual Running Out Of Summer 5K
Sturbridge road race presented by Wormtown Milers and Rapscallion Brewery benefits Second Chance Animal Services
By: Wormtown Milers
"We are so proud to be naming sponsor for the second year in a row," commented Sheri Barrette, Owner of 9Round Worcester – James Street. "The focus on both fitness and animal welfare in the local community is the perfect fit for 9Round Worcester and for me personally. We at 9Round are looking forward to participating in this great event."
Conceptualized as a means to promote philanthropy, fitness, and positivity in the south-central Worcester county community, ROOS 5K has already become a local favorite. The race, which is co-hosted by Wormtown Milers and Rapscallion Brewery, sold out with an extensive wait list in its inaugural year last year. Post-race feedback was extensive and extremely positive.
"ROOS 5K 2018 was one of the most wonderful events I've ever been a part of," said Lindsay Doray, Director of Development at Second Chance Animal Services. "Not only was it a day filled with smiles and laughter, but the race also donated over $7,000 to Second Chance AND we adopted out two dogs from our mobile adoption van on race day."
"We are thrilled to once again be co-hosting the Running Out Of Summer 5K with Wormtown Milers," said Cedric Daniel, Co-Proprietor of Rapscallion Brewery. "This event is all about caring and community — key Rapscallion values— and we are looking forward to ROOS 5K being an annual event here at Rapscallion for years to come."
Participants in ROOS 5K will enjoy a scenic, timed 5K race that is dog- and kid-friendly, and will also receive a tech shirt, medal, and a free beer specially brewed
by Rapscallion for the event — the Running Out Of Summer Ale.
"While the feedback we received from last year's race was overwhelmingly positive, we are already finding ways to make this year even better," commented Emma Thibault, ROOS 5K Race Director. "We are adding team prizes for largest and fastest teams, have even better raffle items, and have streamlined the process for runners to get their free beer after the race since the line got pretty long last year. Our goal is to make ROOS 5K a fun and festive event that is also logistically seamless. Oh, and we are making sure the women's shirts run true to size this year!"
In addition to 9Round Worcester – James Street being announced as Naming Sponsor for ROOS 5K, additional sponsors include JFC Pros as a Gold Sponsor, Security Engineered Machinery and Southbridge Credit Union as Silver Sponsors, and Country Bank, Brenda M. Bianculli CPA, and OFS as Bronze Sponsors. Businesses interested in sponsoring should contact Ms. Thibault at wormtownmilersrun@
ROOS 5K, which takes place at 10am on Saturday, August 24, 2019, caps at 500 runners. Those wishing to participate are encouraged to register early to avoid missing out on this memorable event that sold out weeks prior to race day in 2018. Register online at www.roos5k.racewire.com.
About Wormtown Milers
Since 2014, Wormtown Milers has been a welcoming, supportive, non-profit running team in central Massachusetts under the umbrella of the Road Runners Club of America. Members are of all fitness levels and abilities and the goal of the team is to provide an inclusive and fun community for runners of all levels. Whether it's running a marathon to qualify for Boston, getting a team together for a 200-mile relay, or dressing up to run a Halloween 5K, Wormtown Milers is at the start line with smiling faces. Teamwork, support, sportsmanship, encouragement, and dedication - those are the hallmarks of Wormtown Milers. Learn more at www.wormtownmilers.com.
About Rapscallion Brewery
Rapscallion Brewery is a microbrewery destination located on the grounds of Hyland Orchard in Sturbridge, MA. With a tap room that is open daily, the brewery offers weekly live music and events, an annual mug club, a disc golf course, and a food truck which runs on weekends. A dozen Rapscallion beers rotate on tap including seasonals and small batches, complemented by other offerings such as a local hard cider and kombucha and a number of wines, as well as a sangria and a housemade non-alcoholic root beer and Polar beverages. A casual, comfortable hang-out for friends, family and four-legged companions, it maintains a sizeable collection of board games and opens space throughout the brewery for gathering, including a seasonal patio. Community-minded, the brewery hosts charity events regularly and sponsors numerous local causes each year. Rapscallion also operates two satellite locations – Table & Tap in Acton and Kitchen & Bar in Concord, gastro pubs with artisanal fare and Rapscallion brews on tap. For more information, please visit drinkrapscallion.com.
About 9Round Worcester – James Street
Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a convenient, affordable, 30-minute, full body circuit format. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system of nine challenging workout stations developed by Shannon himself. Today, there are more than 700 9Round clubs worldwide. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.
About Second Chance
Second Chance is a nonprofit 501c3 tax exempt organization that began in 1999 in East Brookfield and relies solely on donations and grants to operate. The organization operates an adoption center in East Brookfield, Community Veterinary Hospitals in North Brookfield, Springfield and Worcester. Second Chance helps over 37,400 pets a year through adoption, spay/neuter, veterinary care, community outreach, educational outreach programs, training, and a pet food pantry. For more information, visit Second Chance's website at www.secondchanceanimals.org.