NARRAGANSETTâ€”The streets of Narragansett will be filled with family and friends, walking and running for a great cause. The Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation is holding its 12th annual Run/Walk and Family Fun Day this Sunday, June 12.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Narragansett High School, participants of all skill levels will have the opportunity to compete in a friendly manner on a predetermined and beautiful course throughout town.
â€śAside from the opportunity to celebrate Katieâ€™s life, we wanted a social event which brought together the community and to have fun,â€ť said John DeCubellis, Katieâ€™s father.
The walk/run averages 500 to 600 supporters a year, and typically will swell to 800 on the day of the event. Awards will be presented to the first three men and women runners in every age group from 10 to 70+ years, and also to those in the handicapped division. T-shirts are given to the first 500 participants who register.
â€śYouâ€™re bound to see several of your neighbors and friends at the post race festivities,â€ť said David Tetreault, a frequent participant in the race. â€śI run lots of races each year and this is one of my favorites.Â For those training for the Blessing of the Fleet in July, I run lots of races each year and this is one of my favorites. For those training for the Blessing of the Fleet in July, it serves as a nice tune-up. Of course, itâ€™s for a great cause and I For those training for the Blessing of the Fleet in July, it serves as a nice tune-up. Of course, itâ€™s for a great cause and I wouldnâ€™t miss it!â€ť
Participants are also invited to stay after the race has finished and connect with others. Free Brickleyâ€™s Ice Cream, pizza and hot dogs will be served, while music and attractions such as face painting and an inflatable bouncing house will be offered.
â€śThere are a lot of these kinds of races that go on throughout the state,â€ť said DeCubellis. â€śWe are grateful to our supporters and without them, we wouldnâ€™t be anywhere near as successful. We are blessed and fortunate that so many people come out for the event.â€ť
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