The Miles for Myles 5K and Fun Run returns to Lunenburg on Sunday, with the Lunenburg XC/Track & Field Boosters hosting the race at the TC Passios Building.
The one-mile kids fun run starts at 8 a.m., with the 5K race getting underway 30 minutes later.
The event is dedicated to Myles John McCarron, a Lunenburg student-athlete who died at the age of 16 while a passenger in a speed-related accident. In the span of 2002-2019, the Lunenburg Track and Fields Association — the event’s organizer — has raised over $200,000 toward what is now the Mulligan/McCarron Lunenburg Athletic Facility as well as providing funds for school-wide programs and the No Need to Speed campaign.
The group’s mission is promoting “Community Through Caring.” Funds raised from Miles for Myles will support the XC/Track & Field Boosters, including a scholarship for a Lunenburg student-athlete, as well as the Lunenburg Food Pantry and Lunenburg Turkey Hill Family Lions Club.
Registration will remain open for the next few days, with information available here.
Oakmont to honor greats
Oakmont Regional High School will hold its sixth induction ceremony for the Athletic Hall of Fame in a Nov 26 ceremony that’s free and open to the public at 2 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium.
Fourteen athletes, two coaches and a civic contributor will be honored, as will the 1973 football team, which was led by head coach Art Hurd and finished the season 9-1, defeating Mowhawk Trail in the Div. 3 Central/West Super Bowl in Springfield and the 2010 boys ice hockey team, which finished the season 21-1-2 and was crowned Division 3A State Champions under head coach Ryan Carney.
The 2022 Oakmont Regional High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are coaches Robert McGowan and
Lisa Rodriquenz; athletes Kurt Kublebeck (Class of 1990), Tim O’Day (’95), Jake Catlin (‘05), Todd Bennett (’92), Kara Smolinsky (’99), Alex LeBlanc (‘07), Jason Cook (’93), Kalene Wotton (’00), Jesse Hunt (‘09), Ted Chase (’93), Peter Normandin (’04), Courtney Nivala (‘13), Ryan Carney (’93) and Caitlin Hall (‘05); and civic contributor Heather Billings.
Athletes must have left Oakmont at least five years ago and gathered at least one varsity letter, while coaches are required to have at least eight years of experience with one team.