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New Life 5K Fundraising Run/Walk

From Susan Maritan –


New Life Announces 5K Fundraising Run/Walk

Come join your neighbors and the supporters of New Life Furniture Bank of MA as we host our “1st Annual New Life 5K Trail Run” on the grounds of the scenic Medfield State Hospital in Medfield, MA on Saturday, May 5th at 9 AM. Whether you are an avid runner, jogger, or a strolling dog walker, this fun event is a terrific way to get out of the house and stretch your legs after a long winter.

The event registration is now open: The race fee, if paid on or before April 5th, is $25; after April 5th it is $30.


100% of the proceeds will benefit New Life Furniture Bank of MA.
For those runners interested in getting an official time, RaceWire is providing chip timing, and for those interested in fun and relaxation, there will be post-run refreshments and DJ music!

New Life 5k


New Life’s 5K

This from Susan Maritan –

Registration is Open for New Life’s 5K Fundraising Run/Walk

New Life Furniture Bank is excited to announce its 1st Annual New Life 5K Trail Run. This fundraising event will be held at 9 AM on Saturday, May 5th at the scenic Medfield State Hospital grounds in Medfield, MA.

Come out for a day of competition and fun in the fresh air at a beautiful and natural venue for the area’s most avid runners, walkers and everyone in between. (Pets welcome too!) The New Life 5K Trail Run is open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to run, jog or walk in what promises to be an annual family event not to be missed!

Registration is open now! The first 200 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. To register or for additional information, go to

New Life Furniture Bank is a 501(c)3 non-profit that collects high-quality gently-used furniture and household essentials and makes them available at no cost to individuals and families in extraordinary need.

New Life has made a difference in the lives of thousands of people transitioning from a homeless environment, victims of fire, military veterans and refugees, among others.  Visit us at

New Life 5k

Thank You from the 2017 Angel Run Team

From the Medfield Foundation’s ANGEL RUN team –

Thank you from the 2016 MFi Angel Run Team
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Dear Angel Run Nation,

You did it again! You all came out in good cheer and with bells on to make the 2017 MFi Angel Run one for the record books.  With your participation we can know that those in our community who need some extra assistance will have their needs met. The generosity of time, talent and enthusiasm from all is the reason we put this event on year after year. Together we are building a stronger Medfield and truly helping our fellow community members.

MFi has a Flickr site with high resolution photos available for you to download at no charge. Photos will be added as they become available. Be sure to follow us on social media for notifications. And if you have any photos, be sure to upload them so everyone can benefit!


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Go to Flickr to see hi-res photos from the 2017 Angel Run



In addition, RaceWire, the company that provided the timing system at the event, took photos at the finish line. Here is how to see those picures.

  1. Go go:
  2. Search for 12th Annual Medfield Foundation Angel Run
  3. Click to see photos at the finish line or results


Check out the Photos


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Race Results

If you haven’t already done so, you can view your race results on RaceWire as well.


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Check out the Angel Run Video!

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Be sure to check out the 2017 MFi Angel Run video
posted on the Medfield Foundation Facebook page.



Your Opinion is Important

Don’t forget that the Angel Run survey is still open and we value your feedback. Please reply by 12/31/17 to help us make the race even better for next year.



We Need Your Help!

A few of our key team members have “retired” and we are looking for people to join the team to help plan the 2018 event. As you know, the Angel Run is fully run by volunteers from the community and we cannot do it without people being generous with their time and skills. Specifically, we know we need volunteers in the areas of Treasurer, Post Race Party Coordination and Marketing and Communications. We have an experienced group of leaders and a great team that work closely together and will help any new volunteers with any questions. We’d love to have your involvement, so be sure to respond in the survey and let us know if you would like to help or if you have any questions at all.



Thank You and Save the Date

Save the date for the 2018 MFi Angel Run on December 2, 2018. We hope to see you there. Cheers to all and many thanks from the bottom of our hearts,
The 2017 MFi Angel Run Committee



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Medfield, MA 02052
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75 High Street


Medfield Children's Center bld

I was informed at the Board of Selectmen meeting last night that the owners of the Medfield Children’s Center may be abandoning their planned use of the 75 High Street site (rendering shown above), for which they have been seeking site plan approval from the planning board.  I was told that the owners have located a preferred location for the Medfield Children’s Center that is on Rte. 27, but at the other side of town.


Suicide prevention training 7PM Tuesday

Learn in two hours how to be comfortable talking to loved ones about self harm.

The newly-formed Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (“MCSP”) invites interested community members to attend a FREE suicide prevention training taught by Riverside Trauma Center. The training is intended to help address this public health crisis by rais-ing awareness of suicidal behavior and teaching tools that can help prevent suicide. The MCSP particularly encourages parents and adults to attend. We hope to offer train-ing specially targeted to youth at a future date. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 7:00-9:00 p.m. The United Church of Christ in Medfield 496 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052 FREE to the Public For questions, contact Heather Krauss at If you are inclined to financially support the MCSP, please consider making a donation through its Go Fund Me page at RSVP not required, but kindly appreciated. To RSVP, please visit:




Angel Run Update: Race Details for Sunday

Important information for Sunday’s Angel Run
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The MFi Angel Run is this Sunday

Thank you to everyone who has already registered for the 2017 MFi Angel Run and for your support of the Medfield Foundation.

This Sunday will mark the 12th anniversary of the Angel Run! Over 1,275 runners and walkers have already registered and will be lacing up their shoes and heading out on the course for Medfield’s most cherished holiday event.

Here are a few details to help make sure you are ready for the big event.

  • Race shirts and bibs will be delivered to Medfield residents on Wednesday (and possibly Thursday) this week. If you don’t receive your package by end of day Thursday, please email us at Be sure to look at your front door, side door or even in your mailbox before contacting us 🙂
  • If you live outside of Medfield, you can pick up your shirt and bib at the Registration desk starting at 11am on Sunday in the Medfield High School Cafeteria. The high school is located at 88 South St, Medfield, MA 02052 or get directions here.
  • If you haven’t yet registered or have a friend who would like to participate, you can download the registration form and bring it with you on Sunday or fill one out in the Medfield High School Cafeteria. Registration opens at 11am. The cost per runner is $30 (but no shirt is included). We take cash, checks (made out to Medfield Foundation) or credit cards if necessary.
  • A limited number of Angel Run shirts will be available for purchase for $15.00 in the cafeteria beginning at 11am.
  • The race starts at Medfield High School at 12:30 (note this is different than in years past)
  • Due to bridge construction we will again use the revised course followed last year. We hope to return to our certified course in 2018. You can check out a map of the new course on the Angel Run page of the MFi website.
  • The race ends at Blake Middle School around the back from the high school. There is a post-race party in the middle school cafeteria with tons of snacks and the awards ceremony which begins at 1:30pm. Be sure to stop in.
  • If you registered as a Competitive Runner, you will have special mark on your bib. Your group will be in the first corral and start the race a few minutes before everyone else. Be sure to be at the starting line before 12:30. Only those with the Competitive Runner marking will be allowed in this first group.
  • Parking is available at both Medfield High School and Blake Middle School. There will be parking attendants on hand and please follow any parking directions. Overflow parking is available at Metacomet Park. We suggest arriving early to avoid the crowds.
Come Greet Santa

Santa will be arriving at approximately Noon courtesy of the Medfield Fire Department. Be sure to bring the kids and welcome Santa to the Angel Run.

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We are still in need of volunteers willing to help out for the event. Do you have family that are planning to watch instead of participate? Their assistance could be very helpful. Open positions are listed on our Sign-up Genius site. And even if you are participating, we are looking for Bakers to provide some treats for the after party. Use the Sign-up Genius site to register as a Baker or donate other party items.



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Another special treat at this year’s race is the opportunity for sleigh rides on a vintage sleigh kindly loaned by Medfield resident Dick Judge.  For a small donation, attendees will travel a scenic loop around the high school campus in the beautiful sleigh. What better way to enjoy the starting line festivities? Proceeds will support the Angel Run cause of helping Medfield residents in need


National Anthem


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Be sure to catch all the pre-race festivities including the singing of the National Anthem. Congratulations to Zoey Pollard who won the contest to sing the National Anthem. Pollard, a Medfield high school sophomore and member of the chorus, jazz, and acapella singing groups, was chosen by members of the Angel Run committee and Medfield Foundation board from among several talented entries. Zoey will sing shortly before the race starts at 12:30pm.



Again This Year – Bib Tag Timing
Your time will be automatic as the clock will start when you cross the starting line and stop when you cross the finish line. No more worrying about jockeying for position.

We ask that competitive runners line up towards the front, casual runners behind that group, then walkers, families with strollers and or dogs.  If you are a runner pushing a stroller, you should line up behind the runners group but please be considerate of other runners around you. Be sure to look for the flags indicating where to line up for the start.



What about the Weather?

While the weather currently looks great for this weekend, though a bit cold, the Angel Run is a rain or shine event. If the weather is a bit unpleasant, we’ll still be doing the event. So dress appropriately and put on a smile.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email us at
See you Sunday!
The Medfield Foundation Angel Run Team



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Volunteer at Angel Run next Sunday

Rose Colleran invites everyone to help with Medfield’s biggest family run event, either before or after you participate, the Medfield Foundation’s Angel Run –


We are still in need of volunteers in key areas (see below).

  • Party set up Saturday
  • Bakers and donations of supplies
  • Cheering and course directing
  • Route decorating
  • Registration
  • Party set up and clean up Sunday
  • Parking assistance

Please sign up via the Sign Up Genius link.


NOTE FOR SUNDAY: Please park at the Metacomet playground lot and walk over to MHS.



Rose Colleran

Nutrition & Fitness Counseling
Check out my blog: Healthy Food for Hectic Lives