The Apple Run/Walk for Diabetes
Held at the Brookfield Orchards on Lincoln Road in North Brookfield in November, the Apple Run/Walk is organized and run by the cooperative effort of the Brookfields' Lions club and the North Brookfield Youth Center. The twelfth annual run/walk was held on November 4th of last year, and was enjoyed by all participants.
Runners enjoy a 5 mile scenic course which winds its way along country roads by farms, fields, woods, and a portion of Lake Lashaway. Walkers have the option of the same course or a shorter version of approximately 4.5 miles. Prize money totaling $200 will be given to the top 2 runners in each of the men's and women's fields this year, with other prizes for top finishers in each age category.
All proceeds from the Apple Run/Walk are split between two diabetes recipients: The Clara Barton Camp in Oxford, MA which serves diabetic girls throughout the year for camp enjoyment as well as providing education to best understand and manage their diabetes. Proceeds are also distributed to the diabetic research center at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester. Money raised for these two worthy causes through the first twelve years of this event has totaled over $23,000.
The 2017 first place runner was Tom Steele and the female winner was April Sabadosa. Congratulations to both and all participants who came out in support of diabetes for our event.
To view results for all runners from last year's run/walk, go to -http://www.coolrunning.com/results/17/ma/Nov4_NorthB_set1.shtml
The date for this year's run/walk will be Saturday, November 3rd. We are very excited to announce that Rapscallion Brewery of Sturbridge will again be pouring their craft brewed beer. The majority of the course was recently paved, and we will again be using 5K Sports Race Managment for our offical timer. Water stations are available along the course. Please feel free to print our registration from from this web site- 2018 Apple Run Reg.. We hope to see you there. Also, online registration is available at http://running4free.com/RaceDetails.aspx?raceid=111
The Brookfields' Lions club would also like to thank last year's race sponsors Brookfield Orchards, Buzzell & Granat Attorneys, Comprehensive Physical Therapy, Lamoureux Ford, Cuddy Insurance, Jim's Pizza, North Brookfield Savings Bank, North Brookfield Pizza Palace, Rapscallion Brewery, North Brookfield VFW - Post 3439, North Brookfield VFW - Ladies Auxillary, St. Jean's Country Package Store, Select Print Solutions, Francis Lamothe and Associates, Still Hart's Cafe, North Brookfield American Legion - Post 41, North Brookfield Sons of the American Legion - Post 41, North Brookfield American Legion Women's Auxillary, 1st String T-shirts, Time Out, Still Harts Cafe, Hyde Tools, Bond Sand & Gravel, Christ Memorial Church ECW, Cheras Counseling & Consulting, 308 Lakeside, and Hannaford's.