Funds raised by the races are earmarked for the Forever Molly & Gregory Fund, established in partnership with the Katonah-Lewisboro Foundation in memory of Molly and Gregory Friedlander and their mother, Amy, Cross River residents who lost their lives in 2011.
“The Fund will support the pursuits closest to Amy, Molly and Gregory’s hearts in the areas of academic, athletic and artistic achievement,” said fund co-founder LIsa Cohen. Grants will be used to “support programs and/or purchase equipment, supplies and services that will enrich the lives of Molly’s and Gregory’s classmates and teammates,” she continued. “It is through this fund that Molly and Gregory will continue to spread their wondrous joy, kindness and compassion for others while making an everlasting impact on the lives of those who were touched by them.”
Among the awards presented after the 2012 races benefitting the Forever Fund were a donation to the John Jay Booster Club toward the high school’s new tennis courts, a new sundial at the Lewisboro Elementary School, the purchase of benches for the Lewisboro Soccer Club’s Onatru Farm field, the installation of two defibrillators for the Baseball Association at the Lewisboro Town Park, and smart-boards for the John Jay Middle School.
If you are interested in sponsoring a runner or a team, or if you would like more information about the fund, go to the website.
The 10K and 5K races will be run at Lake Truesdale and its surrounds on Monday, May 27. Strollers are welcome in the 5K, but no pets are allowed in either race. Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female in each event, and also to top runners by age group. A Health Walk will follow the 5K runners.
Entry fees are $25 for the 10K and 5K races and $12 for the Health Walk. Those who enter the Challenge Run cover both the 10K and 5K courses. The fee for the Challenge is $37.50.
That’s not all, folks. The Mile Fun Run, for children aged nine to 12 (with parental consent) will result in a ribbon for every competitor and a gift certificate for the top boy and top girl. The entry fee is $12.
And then there are the Pee Wee Races. These races are for runners two to eight years old. Both Molly and Gregory Friedlander were Pee Wee runners. All competitors will receive a t-shirt and a ribbon. The fee is $12.
The schedule for the Memorial Day Races is as follows:
7 a.m. Registration begins 8 a.m. 10K Race starts 9:30 a.m. 5K Race starts 9:45 a.m. Health Walk starts 10:45 a.m. Mile Fun Run starts 11 a.m. Pee Wee Races start
All races begin at the Lewisboro Town Hall, 11 Main St., South Salem.
To register online for the South Salem Memorial Day Races click here.
To register in person, go to the Lewisboro Library, 15 Main St., South Salem, the South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring St., South Salem, or the Lewisboro Parks & Recreation Office at 65 Old Bedford Road, Goldens Bridge.
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