To help inform USATF-NE voters, we’ve given each race a chance to state their case to the voters. This is their chance to sway any voters that may or may not be on the fence. All content was provided by each race, with only minor editing on our part (if needed).
Here are a few words from the Race Director, Len Femino:
Lone Gull is into its 9th year and has been a part of this series for 3 of those years. The race is in September when we have a good chance for good running weather, with a site located at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Massachusetts and a race course that bounds the Atlantic ocean for 4.5 miles of the race. It is like running in Bermuda without the hills.
Though I am the race director, the sole beneficiary of the race is a school for children with severe medical issues affecting speech and language and the deaf, established in 1876. We have sponsors that support our school through donations and in that roll donate directly to our race. We spent $28 per runner last year and that money came from our sponsors. Your race fee goes directly to the school to fund programs for the children.
We provide a name brand tech shirt to all runners, breakfast after the race, have a parking lot for 900 cars at the site, a bath house with running water in addition to the dreaded porta john, approximately 100 volunteers including timers at every mile, chip timing, two ambulances and police assisting on the course. Every year we make improvement to the race with the objective of having the perfect race. Please visit our website at Lone Gull 10k road race for more information including a video of the race. Thank you for considering the Lone Gull 10k.
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