36th Pat Polletta 2 Mile Rail-Trail Race
The 36th Annual Pat Polletta 2 Mile Rail-Trail Race will be run at 6:30 PM on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Winner’s Circle, just off the Route 110 exit of Route 95, in Salisbury, MA on Salisbury’s Ghost Trail, a course of packed-gravel.
New in 2013, an Adaptive Athlete race category was added! New for 2014, is a special Amesbury student awards category!
Race proceeds to benefit Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country, a public charity that enriches the quality of life of persons with disabilities through opportunities for year-round sport & recreation www.AdaptiveSportsPartners.org
The race is named for Pat Polletta, who spearheaded the creation of the first girls’ track program in the Merrimack Valley and coached the Amesbury High School cross-country and track teams for many years. Polletta, who was paralyzed in his later years, did not let anything get in his way; not old age, and certainly not paralysis. He was a life-long advocate of fitness as a powerful means to build self-esteem and empower young people.
Awards to: Top 3 male & female Overall Winners; Top 3 Adaptive Athletes; Top 3 male & female Amesbury students; Top 3 male & female finishers in age groups: 12 & under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80+
Entry Fee Structure: Pre-Entry $25.00; after June 25 $30.00
Special Note: Wheelchair racers welcomed but must pre register – an alternate paved road course will be available with police escort for safety
T-Shirts: To the first 250 registered runners
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|The Pat Polletta 2 Miler will be the third race in WCRC’s own Speed Series 4-3-2-1, preceded by the April Fool’s 4 Miler and the Run for the Roses 5K, and followed by the High Street Mile. In fact, you can register for all four of these WCRC races at once by registering for the Speed Series – “It’s all about running faster.”|
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