Gabe’s Run 2013: The 6th Annual Reunion Run to benefit the Gabriel Pacione Memorial Scholarships.
Events feature competitive 5K Cross-Country Trail Races, a 1 Mile Family Fun Run as well as the Team XC Challenge and the Community Cup, a friendly competition among runners from all communities represented. The race is the day after Thanksgiving, Friday November 29, 2013.
1 Mile Fun Run
A one mile cross-country style loop across the beautiful trails of Myopia. Perfect for runners of all ages. It has become a much anticipated family event to share with friends and family visiting for the holiday.
This year, we are expanding our 1 Mile Fun Run to be a "Neon Fun Run" by incorporating a few easy, slight obstacles throughout the course, engaging the kids in more of an entertaining festive run.
Encouragement offered along the way, ribbons offered to each runner at the finish.
5K Womens and Mens XC Trail Race
The course begins and ends in Patton Park and makes it’s way over 3.1 miles of open fields and beautiful wooded trails.
The trail features moderate changes in elevations and features the steep ascent of Scilly’s hill around the 2 mile mark.
- 7:30 Race day registration opens and will close 30 minutes before each race.
- 9:00 Women's 5K Race
- 9:45 Men's 5K Race
- 10:30 1 Mile Fun Run
- 11:00 Awards
The race and operation of the fund is fully supported by receipts from the annual run. 100% of your contribution goes to the scholarship programs.
In August 2008, Gabriel Pacione’s life was cut short by a tragic accident. Gabe had many aspirations, and was days away from realizing his dream of joining a world-class academic community at Dartmouth College, where he would further his passion for learning and athletic competition at the highest collegiate level.
The family and friends of Gabe Pacione have created this Memorial Scholarship Fund in his name to recognize high school seniors who have achieved success through hard work and dedication, and endeavored to share their enthusiasm by encouraging the pursuit of excellence by others. These are traits that Gabe admired.
In 2012, over a thousand runners and spectators turned out for the event. Beautiful clear skies added to the already festive atmosphere as runners from all over Massachusetts and New England took to the wooded hills raising over $20,000 for the scholarship fund. Since 2009, Gabe’s Fund has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to college bound seniors.