Dartmouth Lions Strides Race & Ride

 December 26, 2008

The International Association of Lions Clubs


48 Hathaway Rd

Dartmouth, MA 02747


Dear Cycling Enthusiast,

You areCordially Invited to Participate

The Lions Club of Dartmouth would like to invite you to participate in our third annual Strides Race & Ride to benefit *Diabetes Awareness, to be held on Sunday morning, July 29th, 2012, Check in 8AM with Start time of 9AM. Rain or Shine

This is a fundraising event, all participants must raise a minimum $100.00 and sign waivers of liability to the Town and Lions Clubs.

This event will encompass an Open Road Course totaling 26 miles.

The Timed Race & Ride will start and finish at the Dartmouth HS parking lot.

As we did last year there will be course marshals at key intersections and turning points, along with a police escort and support vehicles. We also have an ambulance and medical assistance personnel present and directional assistance for the riders.

It is our suggestion that you contact your local Lions Club, and ask them to sponsor you by paying your Entry Fee, $25.00. Call us for Lions contact info in your town.

Application and Waiver info on website:

Course map available by email to:

We also suggest that you invite your family and friends as a cheering section, or to have them volunteer to help. We would never refuse a volunteer!

At Your Service,

Wayne R. Vandal

Race Director My personal number is 508-965-5448

*Proceeds to benefit Jocelyn Clinic for Diabetes Research, Awareness & Outreach,

and Camp Jack for Diabetic Children.

The Dartmouth Lions Club is a member of the Lions Clubs International Foundation

and the International Association of Lions Clubs and a 501(c)4 organization.


Healthy in Harwich 3rd Annual Harwich Road Race

Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Registration/Bib pick up Days and Times: Friday, June 22 at Harwich Chamber of Commerce 2:00-4:00 PM Friday, June 22 at Harwich Mariner’s Whitehouse Field 7:00 PM-9:00PM

Day of Registration and Bib Pick Up: At Race (Harwich Chamber) 7:30 AM -8:45 AM Only Opening Ceremony: 9:00 AM Where: One School House Road/Harwich Chamber of Commerce Parking Area Harwich Port, MA 02646 After Party Celebration: Ember Coal Fired Pizza and Wings 1st 300 Registrants Get a FREE T-Shirt! T-Shirts also for sale for $10 each 50/50 Raffle too

Entry Fee: $15 before May 31 $20 Day of the Race Mail in Registrations are due by June 20, 2012

(Payable to Friends of Harwich Youth, c/o NEVR PO BOX 63 Harwich Port, MA 02646)



We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Harwich 5K Road Race. Last year’s race was a great success as we hosted over 700 participants with many new runners and walkers and many from our own town of Harwich. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors and attendees all proceeds went towards our Harwich Elementary, Middle and High Schools to help with their fitness projects andteam sports, funds also went to The Harwich Community Center Youth Fitness Programs and a donation was made to the Harwich Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund. We are ready for this year’s race and eager to raise even more money.

The race is brought to you under the guidance of the Friends of Harwich Youth and all proceeds will go towards Youth Fitness Related Programs for the town of Harwich. Friends of Harwich Youth is a non-profit 501 c3 charitable organization whose mission continues to be in the raising and providing funds for many youth programs in Harwich. Financial Sponsorship participations are from as little to $100 up to $1,000.

This race is certified by US Track and Field and will start and finish at the School House/Harwich Chamber of Commerce parking area in downtown Harwich Port with a fun celebration party and award ceremony at Ember Coal Fired Pizza and Wings.

Prizes awarded to top finishers in each age category. 50/50 Raffle and free t-shirts to first 300 registrants.

The Harwich 5K Road Race is a commitment from our town to keep our kids moving! All age groups are welcome to participate– to walk or run and enjoy the course.

Our Short Story about Our Race-

Once upon a time-matter of fact-about 7 years ago— there was a small group of local Harwich Moms who decided to get in shape. They formed a work out group at 5:30 AM before their kids went to school with a promise to get fit. This group took advantage of the Cape Cod Fresh air and enjoyed outdoor workouts (weights and all).

They started their workouts by walking through the Harwich neighborhoods (even in the bitter cold). The walks became faster and faster and until they started to run. The short runs extended to a few mailboxes and then telephone poles. Slowly they worked their way up to doing their first 5K. Soon after that they didmore 5Ks and even 10ks and more.

That brings us to the formation of the Harwich 5K Road Race. The previous McCourt 5K was one of the first official races that this group ran. A couple of these ladies were standing in the starting line and heard the announcement that the McCourt race was being retired from the area.

Being very sadden over this news…this group -who are moms and passionate about fitness and kids…were encouraged to take the race over.

One thing led to another and a new race was formed — the Harwich 5K was born with a mission to bring families together to enjoy fitness outside and donate the proceeds to kids’ fitness programs in the town. We were excited that the Friends of Harwich Youth had the same belief as us and took on the official hosting of the event.

Fundraising was done the old fashion way–door to door, lots of phone calls, meetings and letters etc. Inexpensive sponsorships were offered to encourage local businesses to get involved.

Last year there are over 50+ sponsors…We even had businesses sponsoring water stations and supermarkets donating water and fruit for the finish line. We had all of the Harwich Chamber of Commerce, the Harwich Community Center and the Harwich schools involved (students and faculty) to help us promote the event and then joined to participate in therace.

We had a guest dj announcer, a photographer , even a personal trainer for pre stretch. Trophies and medals were donated, supplies were donated…the whole town came together to help– not just with money, but with items we needed for the race and their time.

We learned about the magic of Facebook to help spread the word about our grass roots efforts.

We had very young kids 6+ years old here do the entire 5K–no special kiddie race for them.. They got to do a real race with grownups…so they too can earn their medals.

It’s been a long journey– but lots of fun and a great learning experience. We have met wonderful people who all believe in our kids and getting them outside and fit.

Thanks to all of you for helping us spread the word and being part of the race!!

Contact: Joanne at New EnglandVacation Rentals (Race Director) Phone: 508-432-0900.

Spread the Word and tell your friends and Post to your Facebook Wall

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When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Registration/Bib pick up Days and Times: Friday, June 22 at Harwich Chamber of Commerce 2:00-4:00 PM Friday, June 22 at Harwich Mariner’s Whitehouse Field 7:00 PM-9:00PM

Day of Registration and Bib Pick Up: At Race (Harwich Chamber) 7:30 AM -8:45 AM Only Opening Ceremony: 9:00 AM

Where: One School House Road–HarwichChamber of Commerce Parking Area Harwich Port, MA 02646

After Party Celebration: will be right after race at at 600 Route 28 Phone: 508-430-0407

Need Accommodations? Click here to view all of the great places that are offering “Race Weekend Deals”

This includes the Wequassett Resort, New England Vacation Rentals, The Inn at the Beach and The Windjammer Motel.

Directions to the Harwich Chamber of Commerce Parking Area (where the Race Begins) From the Sagamore Bridge/Bourne Bridge: Take Route 6 East to Exit 9A ( Route 134 Dennisport/W Harwich) (stay on about 30 minutes). At the end of the exit ramp turn right onto RT 134S. Get into left lane, and you will pass several shopping centers (about 4 traffic lights) and make LEFT turn at traffic light onto Upper County Road. Take Upper County Road until the end (Ocean State Job Lot on left) and at traffic light make a left onto RT 28. Take Rt 28 into Harwich Port Village.

Day of Race Registration and Opening Ceremony is being held at The Harwich Chamber of Commerce (One School House Road Parking Area).

For Driving Info: Harwich Chamber of Commerce 1 School House Rd Harwich Port, MA 02646-1823

PHONE: 508-432-0900


WWW.HARWICHROADRACE.COM e: T: 1.877.637.3684 or 508.432.0900

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web-AnRasPubTNoAdidas-1The 2012 New England Runner Pub Series kicks off in Cambridge on March 25th at An Ra’s Mo’r 5K. A hotly contested regional series, here’s the full calendar to work in to your 2012 racing schedule. [More Information for Publicans]

3/25 – An Ra’s Mo’r 5K, Cambridge, Ma
4/22 – Doyle’s Emerald Necklace 5M, Jamaica Plain, Ma
6/3- Smuttynose Will Run for Beer 5K, Newmarket, NH
8/19 – Common Fence Point 5 Miler, Portsmouth, RI
9/30 – Jack Kerouac 5K, Lowell, Ma
10/14 – Paddy’s Shillelagh Shuffle 3M, West Newton, Ma

Join us for our monthly meeting at 7:00PM Wednesday at the Dennis Senior Center on Route 134. In addition to recaps of the action at the Hyannis Marathon races and standard club business, we’ll be accepting nominations for all club officer positions and board positions (Elections are April 4th!!) and welcoming special guest Bob Giguere who will be speaking on Lyme Disease.


Tune up your swimming with this 10 week program at Chatham Health Club brought to you by our Sarah Newcomb. On Mondays and Tuesdays starting 2 April, you can sign up for the whole clinic or take advantage of the $15 drop-in rate.




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