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Posted: June 29, 2016:  

Athletics: Marathon star Bill Rodgers takes another victory lap. 6th annual Run for Faith to be held Sun., August 14, 8:30am at Plimoth Plantation

DATELINE: PLYMOUTH, MA: In its short history, the Run for Faith has become known as the Plymouth run offering something for everyone and then some. This yearís 4.58 mile rural course run will take place on Sunday, August 14, at 8:30am at the Plimoth Plantation. Boston Marathon Legend Bill Rodgers will once again fire off the starterís pistol as the Run for Faithís Grand Marshall.

"The Run for Faith was built on a foundation of family, community, a love of running and causes everyone can get behindófighting cancer and scholarships for local kids. We look to continue that tradition with this yearís run," said Matt Romboldi, one of the founders of the race run in memory of his mother, Faith "Marcy" Romboldi, who lost her battle with cancer in 2010.

To date, the Run for Faith has raised more than $100,000 for local and regional causes. That includes two annual scholarships for graduating Plymouth North and South high school seniors, an annual donation to the Dana Farberís Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, and contributions to other local cause that were near and dear to Mrs. Romboldi, such as the Plymouth Public Library.

"This year our goal is similar previous years: to raise as much money as we can for these very worthwhile causes and make it a memorable day for everybody," said Romboldi.

As for the run, The Run for Faith features a 4.58 mile rural course thatís challenging to both experienced and novice runners alike. First place finishers for menís and womenís will receive $150, $100 for second and $50 for third. There will also be trophies for age group winners.

All women runners to receive tank top and men to receive TechWick T-shirt. Chip timing will once again be embedded into runner's number. This technology enables photos to runners to be taken. Water stations are plentiful. Walkers and runners with strollers are welcome.

Post-race "light refreshments" will include bananas, oranges, bagels, muffins and scones. To amuse younger family members, a jumpy house will be available. A number of vendors will be on hand to sell their wares before and after the race.

The entry fee for the Run for Faith is $25 for individuals before day of the race; $35 for registration on the day of the race. One hundred percent of Run for Faith entry fees go to the aforementioned charities.

Runners can register at RunForFaithPlymouth.org. You can view the course online at MapMyRun.com.

Interested sponsors can contact Matthew Romboldi at info@runforfaithplymouth.org.


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