Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Reminder: Thomas Chamberas 6K XC Race This Sunday!

Just one last reminder, that that Thomas Chamberas 6K Cross Country Race is Set for August 24 in Carlisle Mass.

The Sixth Annual Thomas Chamberas 6K Cross Country Race will take place on August 24, 2008 at Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle, Mass. at 9 a.m. with all of the funds raised going to benefit cystic fibrosis research.

The Chamberas XC race is unique because it is both a highly competitive XC event but it’s also a fundraiser for a very good cause: On July 27, 2005 Thomas Francis Chamberas was born. He was named after his late Uncle Tommy, a former standout runner at the University of Lowell who was murdered in 1994. This race was originally founded to raise money for the Thomas Chamberas Memorial Runner’s Scholarship in memory of “Uncle Tommy” but when Thomas Francis was only 10 days old he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.

Today, the race now raises funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the blessing of the Chamberas family.

The race attracts all levels of competitors from first-time XC runners just out for the cause all the way up to Olympic trials qualifiers and other top-ranked local runners. This year, the race is part of both the Eastern New England Trail Racing Series and the USATF New England Cross Country Grand Prix, so it’s sure to bring in the top runners in the area.

For more registration information, past results or to make a donation, please visit the race web site at or contact Anthony Chamberas 781-899-0499.

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