The running community and the country are in mourning for the victims of Monday's vicious attack on life and country. This unspeakable act of terror has shaken us to the core once again.
I hope that all of you and your family members are safe today and pray for the families who have lost loved ones, and those left with such physical and emotional scars. Our thoughts are also with the BAA organization and running organizations in general as we process this information and plan for the future.
The Keeping the Beat race will still go on. I have spoken with the authorities and we will proceed as planned. We will have local and State police as usual, and emergency personnel will be onsite as in previous years.
We must fight terror with love and kindness for our fellow man and show these children that life goes on despite such horrific act.
The Keeping the Beat and I wish you a safe week and we look forward to seeing on Sunday.
Join us on Sunday April 21st 2013, for third "Keeping the Beat"
This fantastic 5K Run/Walk, Fun Run and Toddler Dash started in 2011 as a fundraiser for Boston
Children's Hospital Pacemaker/ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) Camp.
On this beautiful warm sunny Sunday we raised over $18,000! As a first time Race Director, I was amazed that over 400 runners/walkers and kids registered for this unknown race. Hundreds more participated on this family fun filled day.
In 2012 we raised $15,000 which allowed 56 kids to got enjoy camp last Fall.
As costs go up we need to increase our fundraising goal n 2013 to $30,000 to cover all costs of camp.
A family friendly race
In addition to the 5K race/walk, the 1K Fun Run, and the toddler dash on the beach
makes this event perfect for the whole family. Everyone can participate on the race and activities offered, as well as enjoy the live family oriented entertainment.
Seaside Kites offers kites making opportunities for the kids, which they can fly on the beach right away. Proceeds from kite making go to the Camp Fund.
In 2012 we had several volunteer Kite Buggies drivers who took the kids on some unforgettable rides on the beach!
Face painting was a hit! There were "cats", butterflies and warriors showing off their really cool designs.
"On Common Ground", four amazing local musicians who started the band to perform at the 2011 Keeping the Beat, provide spectacular moments of musical fun! They now perform at local restaurants and will perform again in 2013 featuring the new vocalist. We can not wait to see the renewed band! Prizes and donations
A Raffle with an amazing array of generous in-kind donations, also takes place. We always need donations and invite you to contact us if you or your business is able to make a an in-kind donation. The raffle is another way to raising the funds needed to send the kids to camp. Here are the guidelinesof how your corporate donation will be recognized.
A flat beautiful course along the beach
5K race is chip timed, out and back
Awards for top three male and female runners, and top two on each age category
The DCR's Nantasket Beach is the absolutely perfect venue for this family friendly race. Miles of sandy beach, calm blue water (although too cold to swim in early Spring), and just enough wind to fly those kites. With so many restaurants with delicious food, from American, Italian, Asian and the best breakfast that I know of for miles around, Hull has some of the best food served on the South Shore.
Register early to guarantee a spot on the race and score the free T-shirt. This year a free shirt is only guaranteed to the first 500 paying registrants.
SATURDAY APRIL 20TH, NOON-6PM
PACKET PICKUP AT:
GREATER BOSTON RUNNING CO
94 DERBY ST, STORE #213, HINGHAM, MA
New registrations will be accepted
SUNDAY APRIL 21ST 9:30 am-registration and packet pick up open
THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE:
Face-painting by Divine Face painting as well as volunteers
Kite buggies on the beach
Buckets will be available on the beach to make sand castles
Look for the Clown walking around and making balloon animals etc
Table available to make well wish cards for hurt kids at Boston Children's Hospital
Lori Tobin, a local merchant, will have exercise gear for sale-10% of proceeds go to the Pacemaker/ICD camp
Hot Dog stand "RY GUYS DOGS" with 20% of proceeds going to our Cause
PLENTY OF FREE PARKING AVAILABLE ON SEVERAL PARKING LOTS ALONG THE OCEAN
PLEASE NOTE PARKING LOT 2 WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
11:15 am-Toddler Dash on the beach-no registration needed, just show up on the beach
11:30 am- 1K Fun Run starts at Start/Finish line
11:45 am registration closes
Noon- 5K starts
we will have a moment of silence in honor of the victims of Monday's attack
line-up as follows:
Top 3 Finishers awards handed out at the finish line
1 pm-Raffle starts at the Bathhouse
1:30 pm Band "On Common Ground" starts performing at Daddy's Beach Club
2 pm- Award Ceremony starts at Daddy's Beach Club for remainder of the awards
A post-race party to remember!
Daddy's Beach Club in one of Hull's most generous events supporters. Since 2011 Daddy's has generously provided a venue for the post-race party, where runners who present their bib number can eat free pizza. In 2012 Harpoon generously donated a free beverage to registered runners. Limited availably, limit one per runner, must be 21 years old.
The band "On Common Ground" will start playing at 1:30 pm
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