The New Milford Education Foundation is organizing a 10K to be run in New Milford on Sunday, Oct. 27. In preparation for the run, the Foundation has formed the New Milford Road Runners Club as a way to raise funds while bringing together the community by promoting fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
Foundation Board members Jim Prendergast and Joe LoPorto have been coordinating their efforts with the Mayor and Council, Chief of Police Frank Papapietro, and the DPW to work out the logistics of the run. They are working to keep the main part of the race route along Boulevard.
In addition to preparing people to run the 10K, the goal of the New Milford Road Runners Club inaugural campaign is to find at least 10 people to commit to raising a minimum of $1000 over the 12 month campaign period while training for a marathon. The Club will provide support to help you raise the money, help set up a training plan and provide counseling and support along the way to achieving this goal.
For those who achieve the fundraising goal, the Club will send you to the Mount Desert Island Marathon in Bar Harbor, Maine in October of 2014. The Club will provide the entry fee, transportation, lodging and training.
For the person who trains the hardest, runs the fastest and raises the most money, the Club will be offering the grand prize--entry into the New York City Marathon in November 2014.
The New Milford Education Foundation is an independent, registered non-profit that supports the high educational standards of the New Milford Public Schools by maximizing opportunities needed to meet the District's educational and capital needs. Its board members include School Superintendent Michael Polizzi, teachers representing each school and parents.
Stay tune for more details regarding the race as they develop.