The Glen Doherty Memorial Road Race has become an established event in the fall calendar over the past 7 years. This fundraising 5K, held in the streets of downtown Winchester, supports the mission of the GDMF, honoring the memory of Glen by providing scholarship funding to Special Operation soldiers and their families. You can read more about the GDMF and the work they do here.
This year the foundation has adapted to the unique circumstances caused by the pandemic and decided to hold a virtual race. However, to keep the community spirit alive there will be opportunities to connect with participants LIVE on race day.
Using an app called Charge Running, runners and walkers will be able to join in with the Opening Ceremony, hear words of welcome and thanks from Glen’s sister and GDMF President, Kate Quigley, have live tracking of their time and distance, upload “sweaty selfies” to a race chat room, and even listen to a playlist of Glen’s favorite songs. The organizers say “We are deeply saddened that we cannot hold this event in person but we are working hard to ensure that you receive that same patriotic, ‘do good’ community feeling that our race day brings to the town of Winchester. PLUS we will be able to share it far and wide across the USA and abroad!”
Waterfield Sotheby’s International Realty will have a team of agents and staff taking part in the race, and invite you to join us in supporting this amazing local foundation. To register, click here or go to http://www.glendohertyfoundation.org/. The registration fee is $35 ($20 for ages 12 and under).
We look forward to “joining” many of our friends and neighbors on September 20th for this unique race!