8th Annual Community Chest Challenge Brings In Over $20,000
It was truly a community event. Residents of Concord, Carlisle, Maynard, Acton and Boxboro helped support local need at the 8th annual Challenge relay race on June 6, 2010. Over $20,000 was raised through the efforts of 180 participants and 50 volunteers. Proceeds will help support 37 local human service agencies, programs and schools over the next 12 months.
The top fundraising team was the Concord Masters, winning the coveted golden paddle award for raising over $4100.
The Chest also acknowledged this year’s agency teams – Gaining Ground, Open Table, Concord Children’s Center and Carlisle Kids’ House – which will keep all funds raised over the $600 team fee. Other winning teams included:
Fastest women’s team Ms. Squitos
Fastest men’s team Team Fenn
Fastest mixed team Concord Outfitters
Fastest youth team Mosquito Magnets
Fastest corporate team SolidWorks Competitive
Fastest agency team Gaining Ground
Fastest Maynard or Acton team Crafty Racers (Acton)
Fastest Duo Team CC Metco Runners
(Photos by Jim Coutre Photography)
The Community Chest would like to thank all of the participants, volunteers and the following sponsors for making the Challenge a financial and community success.
Presenting Sponsors: Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation, Concord Hillside Medical Associates, Middlesex Savings Bank, and SolidWorks Corporation
Gift-in-kind Sponsors: Costa Donuts Inc., Harley Freedman Visuals, Jim Coutre Photography, Sally Ann Food Shop, South Bridge Boat House, The Old Manse-A Property of The Trustees of Reservations
Challenge Event Background
The CC Challenge is a mix of triathlon and team relay. You can have between two and six members on your team with two people competing in each leg. Two individuals can bike, run and paddle or up to six people can split the legs among themselves.
All participants are treated to post-race refreshments and receive a Challenge commemorative hat. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories including;
Top fundraiser, most spirited and fastest time for women, men, seniors, youth and businesses.
The Challenge starts and ends at the Old Manse. Registration opens at 7AM and the race begins promptly at 8AM. Limited parking is available at the Old Manse. Please carpool if possible. Team photos will be taken between 7 and 7:45.
Bikers - bring your own bikes.
Paddlers - you will be using canoes, paddles and life jackets provided by the South Bridge Boat House. Transportation (via the Minute Man Arc van) will be provided between the Old Manse and the Boat House.