Thayer Redman, Head Track & Field Coach and Physical Education Teacher at Manchester High School
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A HEART-TO-HEART INTERVIEW WITH THAYER REDMAN, ASSISTANT RACE DIRECTOR
FIFTEEN CHARITIES BENEFIT FROM THE MANCHESTER ROAD RACE
Donations totaling $75, 076 were recently made to 15 charities by the Manchester Road Race Committee from the proceeds of last November’s run.
Race officials earmarked the biggest contribution---a check for $20,000---for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Research to find a cure for the crippling disease has been a charitable objective of the race’s organizers since the early 1950s.
The Manchester Area Conference of Churches, which operates a number of local humanitarian and social service programs, was awarded $18,400. Of that sum, $8400 was generated by the road race’s newly initiated “Honors Club” program. A $10,000 bequest was given to boost the athletic and recreational programs of the Manchester Police Activities League.
Other donations included: Wickham Park ($5,050); Manchester Community Emergency Response Team ($4000); Manchester High School Track-for state junior high school championships ($4,000); Manchester Running Club ($3500); Bolton Boosters ($2500); Manchester Historical Society Museum ($2100); Rebuilding Together of Manchester ($2000); Manchester Elks Club ($1,426); Manchester Garden Club ($1,000) and Tails of Joy ($600). The race also sent $250 checks to Concern Worldwide US and the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, which are the favorite charities of brothers John and Ray Treacy, who served as the honorary co-chairmen of last year’s road race.
“Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, runners, volunteers and fans, the Manchester Road Race is able to provide financial support each year to organizations like these which do so much good,” said Dr. Tris Carta, President of the Manchester Road Race Committee. “We are sincerely grateful for the tremendous community support that makes these donations possible.”
November 22, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m.
The 82nd Manchester Road Race