Hopkinton Resident Goes for the Gold at 11th Annual SBLI Falmouth Recreation Family Fun Run
Falmouth, MA – August 17, 2011 – While 10,000 runners prepared to hit the roads of Falmouth for Sunday’s annual road race, the weekend’s festivities kicked off on Saturday, August 13th with the 11th Annual SBLI Falmouth Recreation Family Fun Run, and an impressive showing by Hopkinton resident Liam Ford, who placed first in the first heat of the 8-9 year old boys race.
More than 500 future world class runners – ranging in ages from three to 14 years – got their shot at the gold as they competed in various distance races, beginning with a 100-yard dash for children five and under, a 200-meter race for six- and seven-year-olds, 400 meters for eight- and nine-year-olds, 800 meters for ten- and eleven-year-olds, and one mile for twelve- to fourteen- year-olds. Every participant shined in the annual event, taking home an official race t-shirt, a medal, and a “fantasy finish line photo.”
In addition, SBLI presented the Falmouth Military Support Group with SBLI’s “No Nonsense Achievement Award” for their continued support of military service members from the Falmouth area. The Falmouth Military Support Group provides moral and physical support to military service members from Falmouth who are serving abroad and returning home. The organization also provides support to families and friends of military service members from Falmouth by providing a meeting place where they can gather to support each other.
The race, formerly the SBLI Junior Falmouth Road Race, marks the eleventh year that SBLI has sponsored the children’s event, established with SBLI’s sponsorship of the Falmouth Road Race from 2001-2005.
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