Our fundraising coordinator: Brandon Sweeney became an advocate for the disease while he was in high school and would coordinate and fundraise to help raise awareness for the disease. His team of 10 called “MS is BS” attended the Newburyport MA walk for 4 years and as their support began to grow, so did their contributions. In total, they raised upwards of $6,000 and at the time, that was a feat in itself to them. It has been a few years since he has galvanized support for another event, so going into his senior year at Plymouth State University, he wanted to continue to make a difference. While he is still pursuing a business degree, he is also in the process of acquiring his Personal Training Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. As he is currently working at Xfitness in Dracut MA, they have coordinated this event in partnership with the National MS Society.
Our first annual Duathlon will be taking place on October 3rd, 2015. For all of you competitors out there we will have a timing agency on site! Run, Walk, Bike and have some fun! We will have entertainment, games, refreshments and more so register today! Prizes for those who go above and beyond and finish in the top 3 of their age and category. Run and bike or if biking is not for you, stay with us at Dillon/McAnespie Park after your 5k and enjoy some awesome company and live entertainment as well as games for the kiddies. If you join us in the trails, NEMBA has created an exhilerating route for all of your mountain biking needs. Join us after the Mountain Biking portion for the awards ceremony, 50/50 raffle, lunch and more!
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Event details and schedule
Date: October 3rd 2015
Location/Parking: Dillon McAnespie Field at 2169 Lakeview Ave. Dracut, MA 01826
Overflow Parking: XFitness at 17 Darrin Rd, Dracut, MA 01826
Check-in/Registration/Timing Agency Bibs: 8:30 AM
Dress Accordingly (T-Shirt supplied at check-in)
Bring Mountain Bike and Helmet for MTB portion or check with our sponsors: Atlas Sporting Goods at 25 Bridge St. Lowell MA for an MS is BS bike rental
Team Photos: 9:00 AM
Welcome Speech: 9:45 AM
5k Begins: 10:00 AM
First Leg- 5k road race:
1)Start at Dillon McAnespie Field at 2169 Lakeview Ave. Dracut, MA 01826
2)Head west on Lakeview Ave. and travel 0.10 miles
3)Turn left on Florence St. and travel 0.18 miles
4)Turn left onto Varnum Rd. and travel 0.30 miles
5)Turn right onto Nashua Rd. and travel for 1.13 miles
6)Rest Stop #1 at 749-755 Mammoth Rd. immediately after the intersection of Nashua Rd. and Mammoth Rd.
7)Take a sharp left turn onto Mammoth Rd. and travel for 1.06 miles
8)Take a left back onto Lakeview Ave. and travel 0.33 miles
9)Rest Stop #2 at the end of the 5k at Dillon McAnespie Field
*Snacks, Refreshments & Entertainment for those not involved in the second leg*
Second Leg- Mountain Bike Trails: (NEMBA is creating a route)