The DAM Race 2017

 

Manchaug Pond Foundation Events

Manchaug Pond’s 5K Run and 3K Health Walk

Run, Walk, or Cheer’ em on!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

9:30 start!

To benefit the 380 acre public lake, Manchaug Pond and its watershed,
through the work of the Manchaug Pond Foundation.

The Race

Run, walk or cheer ’em on! for this 5K Road Race and 3K Walk event to benefit the Manchaug Pond Foundation.

  • Runners, walkers, and strollers welcome! Rain or shine. Please, no headphones.
  • Parking at the Start/Finish line beginning at 8:00 AM at 19 Holt Road, Sutton, Massachusetts.
  • Registration begins at 8:30 AM at the start.
  • Race starts at 9:30 AM at the starting line at 19 Holt Road, Sutton.
  • Timing and scoring

To participate as a runner or walker register online or by mail sending in your completed registration form,  $15 registration fee/donation to MPF, P. O. Box 154, Manchaug MA 01526-0154.

See below if you would like to sponsor getting your name on the race day t-shirt!  Individual, family and company sponsorships are available so sign up online today or by mail!

To volunteer, contact us today! Be a road marshal and help cheer ’em on!

Awards

Manchaug Pond Foundation The Dam Race 2016

Overall top three winners in both gender categories:

First place ~ Second place ~ Third place

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The Course

  • 5K (3.1 mile) course for runners and 3K (1.86 mile) course for walkers. Well-monitored by numerous course volunteers along the way and at every turn.
  • One WATER STATION on the course roadside near YMCA Camp Blanchard and another at the Finish Line.
  • RESTROOMS available at the start/finish and on the course.

     TheDam Race 2014 Course Map

    THE DAM RACE is a 5K (3.1 mile) course for runners that takes participants for a scenic trek along the eastern shore and roadsides of Manchaug Pond. Walkers will enjoy a 3K (1.9 mile) route. The start and finish line at 19 Holt Road in Sutton offers ample parking for contestants and spectators. There will be a turn-around location mid-race, where volunteers will control traffic and ensure safety. Prizes and refreshments post-race!

Registration

  • Minimum $15 donation/fee to qualify for runners raffle entry,  prizes and race day t-shirt..
  • Register by October 1st for a free race t-shirt online or send your registration form and tax-deductible donation to MPF, P.O. Box 154, Manchaug, MA 01526. Checks payable to MPF.
  • Late registers and others may purchase The Dam Race t-shirts at the finish as available.

Dam Race 2015 19 SLIDER

Directions and Parking

TO RACE DAY PARKING & STARTING LINE at  19 Holt Road, Sutton, Massachusetts

From Route 395 North or South: Take Oxford exit 4A, Sutton Ave, Sutton.  Stay on Sutton Ave., which becomes Central Turnpike in Sutton, for approximately 3.8 miles. Turn right onto Manchaug Road. (There are signs for the various campgrounds at this turn). Follow Manchaug Road for approximately 2.3 miles staying to the right continuing onto Torrey Road. Stay on Torrey for .4 miles.  After going over the dam, turn right onto Holt Road. Follow for 0.2 miles to 19 Holt Rd on the left.

 From Mass Pike to Route 146 South: Off Rte. 146 S, taking Central Turnpike exit 7 toward Oxford.  Stay on Central Turnpike for approximately 4.8 miles (if you reach W. Sutton Rd on the right, you went to far!). Turn left onto Manchaug Road. (at 629 Central Turnpike). Follow Manchaug Road for approximately 2.3 miles staying to the right continuing onto Torrey Road. Stay on Torrey for .4 miles.  Just after going over the dam, turn right onto Holt Road. Follow for 0.2 miles to 19 Holt Rd on the left.

Parking attendants will be available to assist you.

Donors and Sponsorship

PLATINUM ~ $500 Contribution

Be our main sponsor!

  • Sponsor name and/or logo prominently displayed on Manchaug Pond Foundation website front page and race page with link to the sponsor’s website.
  • Sponsor name and/or logo displayed on start/finish line banner.
  • Sponsor name and/or logo printed on race t-shirt.
  • Special recognition in post-race website and newsletter articles.

GOLD ~ $250 Contribution

  • Sponsor name and/or logo prominently displayed on website race page with link to the sponsor’s website.
  • Sponsor name and/or logo printed on race t-shirt.
  • Special recognition in post-race website and newsletter articles

SILVER ~ $100 Contribution

  • You, your family or business’ name printed on race t-shirt;
  • Special recognition in post-race website and newsletter articles

Sign up as a race sponsor online, contact us about your donation, or send your sponsorship information to MPF, P. O. Box 154, Manchaug MA 01526-0154.

Raffle Prize Donation

Donate for our runners’ raffles: a raffle basket, gift card, your product or a gift certificate for your service.

We will give you:

  • Special recognition in post-race website and newsletter articles
  • Your name on our runners t-shirt if the value is $100 or more

Register   ~  Sponsor  ~   Volunteer

REGISTER:  To participate as a runner or walker and be eligible for the runners raffle and prizes,  register online or by mail your registration form and $15 registration donation to MPF, P. O. Box 154, Manchaug MA 01526-0154

SPONSOR:  Sign up as a race sponsor online or send in your sponsorship form to MPF, P. O. Box 154, Manchaug MA 01526-0154

VOLUNTEER:  To volunteer as a road marshal, parking attendant, or help with registration,  contact us today! Hang a poster in your office, local business or town library!

Run, Walk, Cheer ’em on!

 

Manchaug Pond Foundation Event2016’s EVENT

Our Lead Runners:

Manchaug Pond’s 7th annual The Dam Race 5K Race and 3K Health Walk was held on a perfect New England fall Saturday, October 15, 2016.

MEN’S

1st Place: 20:10 Eric Shrayer
2nd Place: 21:50 Mark Ryan
3rd Place: 22:20 Anthony Landry

Thank you to all our runners and walkers!

WOMEN’S

1st Place: 23:16 Nancy Ryan
2nd Place: 25:30 Jillian Bronson
3rd Place: 25:54 Amelia Germain

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Glimpses of the Event:

Thanks to our photographers!

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Our Sponsors:

We thank the many community business and families who supported this event!
Please thank and support those who support Manchaug Pond Foundation!

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