Throw on your running shoes and get ready for the Summer Solstice 5k Run/Walk! The Proceeds from this event will support two organizations – the Ipswich YMCA and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This race is to honor Bill – a former member and previously on the board of directors of the YMCA who unfortunately lost his battle with Multiple Myeloma. This race is to support some of the causes that he supported in the hopes that they will be able to help others. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to run for a cause.
- Registration: Starting at 5:30 pm at EBSCO
- Race Fee: $25 for pre-registered runners and $30 on race day
- T-Shirts: All runners who register by June 7, 2016 will be guaranteed a short sleeved tech shirt. Shirt sizes are not guaranteed
- Awards: Overall Male and Female as well as First M/F in the following categories: Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
William J Casey
Bill was a great person - son, brother, husband, grandfather and friend. He loved his family deeply and is missed by all. Bill enjoyed life - boating in the summer, snowmobiling in the winter, spending time with family and friends and walking his dog, Taz.
Bill was a respected man in both business and the community. Having grown up at the YMCA, Bill joined the board of directors of the Ipswich Y after he and his brother, Joe, rode wave runners from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Newburyport, MA raising money for the Y.
When Bill was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2012, he put his trust in Dana Farber and waged a valiant fight against it. Unfortunately, the treatments meant to put an end to the cancer, damaged his heart beyond repair.
This race is to honor Bill and kick off one of his favorite seasons – Boating Season with Jimmy Buffet on the stereo. We run this race to support some of the causes that he supported in the hopes that they will be able to help others.
We hope that running will this race with a little bit of Buffet in your day will help you have Changes in Attitudes as we begin the summer season.
Thank you for joining us for the first Summer Solstice 5K.