Eric updated the Grand Prix stats for May including the results from the Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge Half Marathon. After a two month summer break we have back to back races in August. The Memorial 5K in Johnston on August 10th and the Common Fence Point 5 Miler in Portsmouth on August 17th.
The newsletter for April has been posted to the website. Eric is looking for race reports and pictures for May. Please send them to him by the end of the month.
From: The One Fund Boston <info>
Date: April 13, 2014 at 1:51:19 PM EDT
To: Christy Brennan <christy>
Subject: Thank you
Dear Christy Brennan/RIRR,
One Fund Boston is successful because of you. Over 195,000 people have donated, and the generosity continues. Donations have been received from all 50 states and over 50 countries around the world, from individuals and businesses, from lemonade stands and neighborhood fundraisers.
We are profoundly touched by the various ways in which people have conveyed their solidarity and support. Children asked for donations in lieu of birthday presents; messages of hope and well wishes were written on envelopes, checks, and in letters; and thousands of paper cranes arrived from Japan in hopes that they will bring peace and recovery to victims, survivors and their loved ones. These acts of kindness are helping people heal.
We have been able to provide some relief and peace of mind to hundreds of affected individuals and families thanks to your generosity. We are truly grateful for your gift. One Fund Boston, Inc. (the “One Fund”) acknowledges receipt of your contribution of $450.00 to be used for the charitable purposes of the One Fund. One Fund is a 501 (c)(3) organization and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution.
The recovery has just started for many and it will be a long road. The resilience of the people affected by the events on April 15, 2013 and in the days that followed has inspired our city and nation, and we ask that you continue to support and stand united with them. Thank you for your continued support of the One Fund.
Lori van Dam
One Fund Boston, Inc.
Please see the info below if you are volunteering at Cox this weekend with RIRR. Suggested parking is on Myles Street off of Washington Road. As always, thanks for supporting our club and the local running community.
Pacers, Marshals, Water Stop personnel:
The location of the pacer handoff spot and water stop are at the intersection of the East Bay bike path and Washington Road in Barrington. The address is roughly Myles Road and Washington Road. The marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. downtown. Runners will likely hit our part of the course in the neighborhood of 8:30 (mile 12.5)… from there, they are about 2.5 miles from reaching us again, this time at the water stop. So please plan to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. There will be a tent and table for RIRR’s stuff. I would expect all runners to be by us before noon. Parking suggestion is use Myles Road so that you can access and egress from the race without needing to cross any part of the course.
Pacers – van leaving 4 Hemlock Drive Barrington at 6:40 am and will remain in PVD. I have pacer shirts and will have pacer signs. Pacer signs can be retrieved at the physical start line. Pacer handoff spot is at about 12.5… if you have questions, contact Christy at 401-345-6388.
Grand Prix results have been updated. Next up is the Swamp Meadow Covered Bridges Half Marathon in Foster on May 11th, Mother’s Day. Some of us plan on hanging out after the race for lunch. All are welcome to join us.