Davis Park Fun Run to raise funds for Boston bombing victim's family
A “fun run” for kids planned for May 18 in Bethel has a goal to raise $1,000 to go toward the family of Martin Richard, the eight-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing last month.
Shanta Hoff of Bethel said she and her two children, eight-year-old EB and six-year-old Mae, were driving back to Maine through Massachusetts two days after the bombing.
“I was trying to talk to them about it and find a positive,” she said.
EB and Mae wanted to help.
“We are a running family, and they came up with the idea for a run,” said Shanta.
The run, titled “Kids Fun Run for Boston,” will take place at 9:30 a.m. on the Davis Park bike path. The distance will be .26 (X2) mile, to mimic the Boston Marathon’s 26-mile distance. The course will go down the bike path and back, and all children participating will receive a medal. All ages may participate.
Registration is $15. Checks may be made out to The Richards Family Fund, and all proceeds will go to the family. Other people may sponsor runners, if they wish.
Registrations may be mailed to Shanta Hoff at 175 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel 04217. For a registration form e-mail Hoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or download it from the .26(x2) Fun Run Facebook page.
Hoff also said people may register at the race, but she asks them to contact her so she will have a head count.