Race Day Sponsor
Sarah Wolfburg, center, is pictured with Tom Borner and Lynn Bourque of Putnam Bank. Putnam Bank is the official event sponsor. Courtesy photo.

Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. (NOW) is excited to announce the 7th Annual NOW Road Race & Walk will return Sept. 16.
Held annually since 2012, the Road Race features a scenic run along the quiet streets of Alexander’s Lake in Dayville and raises funds for NOW. With the support of Race Day Sponsor, Putnam Bank, the event will see some noticeable changes for 2018.
Registration is currently available online, with early-bird reduced rates offered for the spring of 2018. To learn more about NOW, or to register, visit: or call 888.940.4669.
For the first time in the event’s history, the NOW Road Race will feature an altered race route. Subtitled, “Lap the Lake” the race will be a traditional timed 5K (3.1 miles), starting at The Lake Tavern on Upper Maple Street in Dayville, with one “lap” around Alexander’s Lake and finishing back at The Lake Tavern. The event is inclusive of runners and walkers, with individuals of all levels of fitness encouraged to participate. This route is a change from past years, with the event previously marketed as a “3.5ish” mile race, with a 3.76-mile course. NOW Executive Director Sarah Wolfburg spoke about the change, “We are excited to offer a traditional 5K for 2018 and think it will be well received by past participants as well as new runners and walkers.” The top overall male and female runners will each receive a $100 cash prize, with medals awarded to the top three finishers in each 5-year age bracket.
One feature of the Road Race that will not change is the Kids ½ Mile Race with additional fitness and nutrition activities led by NOW staff members. Wolfburg added, “This event is meant to be a day of fun and fitness and for 2018, we are hoping to see more families than ever. Throughout the year, we partner with many youth sports organizations and we would love to see kids of all ages running in both the youth ½ mile race and 5K race & walk.” For several years, the Road Race has been generously sponsored by Putnam Bank, which shows additional support with dozens of employees walking and running in the event. NOW President Allan Rawson expressed his appreciation for Putnam Bank, “We are very proud to have Putnam Bank as our Race Day Sponsor. They have truly embraced the fitness focus of the NOW organization and are supporting the Race with participation as well as funds.” NOW will offer a long-sleeved, moisture wicking tech T-shirt to race participants as a $5 add-on. The shirt will feature the event logo on the front, with sponsor logos on the back. T-shirt sponsorships are currently available as an opportunity for local businesses to show support for NOW.

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