(Quincy, MA) –The 17th Annual Jimmy Kennedy Memorial Run for ALS, (the Squirrel Run XVII), a 5-mile run, 2.5-mile fitness walk and family fun day which will be held on Saturday, June 14th at Pageant Field, Merrymount Parkway in Quincy.
Proceeds from the Squirrel Run will benefit The Angel Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding ALS research at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at the UMass Medical Center in Worcester. Jimmy Kennedy lost his courageous battle with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in 1997 at the age of 31.
Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the 5-mile run and 2.5-mile walk that begins with registration at 8 a.m. The course is officially sanctioned by USA Track and Field, New England Association. The 2.5-mile fitness walk starts at 9 a.m. followed by the 5-mile run at 10 a.m. Childrens’ races begin at 11 a.m.
The cost is $20 for registrations received before May 25th, 2014 and $25 after that date. Registrations can be sent to the Jimmy Kennedy Memorial Run for ALS, 5 Norman Todd Lane, Cohasset, MA 02025. Registrations can also be made online at www.theangelfund.org/squirrel-run.
All participants will receive a race t-shirt. Numbers will not be mailed prior to the race. Pre-registered participants can pick up their numbers at the pre-registered table on the day of the event.
In addition to the race and walk, the day will be filled with entertainment for children, plenty of refreshments, and awards for competitive runners in all divisions for men and women. There will be trophies, gift certificates, and other awards, as well as raffle prizes.
For registration information, or for further information please call Rich (Ratt) Kennedy (781) 383-6008, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Lou Tozzi (781) 837-5185.