Run Stanley welcomes Ben Kimball of Northeast Race Photo as our official race photographer. Today Ben scoped out the course with Race Director Vanessa Diana. Ben’s also including the Frank Stanley Beveridge Wildlife Sanctuary in his forthcoming book on 51 great trail running courses in Western MA! Check out Northeast Race Photo on Facebook for previews of some of Ben’s great work.
Thank you to our latest sponsor! Janji doesn’t just make running apparel that’s high quality and great looking, it supports efforts to address the global water crisis. Janji donates a portion of every sale to water solutions world-wide. Read more about this inspiring company here . Thank you, Janji, for donating gift certificates to award age-group winters at Run Stanley 2014. We’re honored to partner with Janji.
Inov-8 Shoes is supporting Run Stanley 2014! Top male and female finishers will win a free pair of Inov-8s! If you’re looking for a pair of trail running shoes, check out their great product line here. Thanks to our friends at Inov-8 for helping us maintain the trails in the Stanley Park Wildlife Sanctuary.
New this year! Run Stanley welcomes Stanley Park fans of all ages. This year a Kids’ Fun Run will take place before the 5k. Young participants will run ¾ mile course around the Stanley Park athletic fields, starting and finishing at the Children’s Pavilion. All fun run participants will have a race bib and those registered by October 1 will receive a youth race shirt. Fun run is not timed. Older children who wish to run the 5k are welcome. 13 and under age group prize will be awarded for the 5k.
Registration for Kids’ Fun Run 8:00-9:30
Kids’ Fun Run Starts at 10:00
Registration for 5k 8:00 – 10:30
5k Starts at 11:00
Spring is finally here, and the trails of Stanley Park Wildlife Sanctuary are finally thawed out! The Run Stanley Committee is excited to announce plans for Run Stanley 2014 to continue supporting Wildlife Sanctuary trail improvement. Run Stanley 2013 raised funds to replace the “crooked bridge” along the River Trail, which was washed out in a storm. The severe and long-lasting winter caused us a late start on the bridge building process, but we’re currently in the design development stage. Run Stanley 2014 on Sunday, October 19, will continue our fundraising efforts to make additional trail improvements, including a second bridge, signage, trail marking, and path clearing. Your support of Run Stanley 2014 will help make walking, running, and cycling in the Wildlife Sanctuary easier and safer. Help us Save the Sanctuary!
For more information or to register, go to www.runstanley.com
Training runs for the Westfield Half continue! Join the group Sunday morning, March 2, at 8:00 a.m. at South Middle School Westfield for a 12-mile training run. All paces welcome. Questions, contact email@example.com
Are you thinking that now is the time to run your first (or fastest?) half marathon? The Westfield Half Marathon committee is now hosting training runs every Sunday at 8:00a.m. from Westfield South Middle School. These runs are intended for all paces and abilities. Pace and distance will range, and any and all interested runners are encouraged to come partake in the fun. Any questions can be directed to Kristin Tetrault at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Come make some new friends, learn some new routes, and get ready to run the best 13.1 race of your life.
These runs will occur no matter what the conditions (unless there is a blizzard!).
Projected plan (although mileage can shift depending on who shows up)
Feb 2: 8-9 miles
Feb 9: 8-9 miles
Feb 16: 9-10 miles
Feb 23 – training run will take place on Saturday Feb 22: 10-11 miles
March 2: 12 miles
March 9: 10 miles
March 16: 7-8 miles
March 23: 6-7 miles
March 30: RACE DAY
For more information about the race itself, please visit WestfieldHalf.com
The Republican ran a great story on Run Stanley this week! Stay tuned for bridge project updates!
The Run Stanley Team is feeling especially thankful for the generosity of walkers, runners, volunteers, sponsors, and donors who contributed to the first annual Run Stanley fundraiser to rebuild bridges in the Stanley Park Wildlife Sanctuary.
To date our net total raised is …… $17, 276.18! Wow! THANK YOU! Please visit our thank you page for a list of sponsors who contributed funds or in-kind donations. We’ll be keeping you updated about bridge-building and plans for Run Stanley 2014. In the meantime, wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!