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Help secure Medfield’s future

Please consider a year end gift to the Medfield Foundation, especially becoming a founder of the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund, an endowment for your town.

Join your fellow residents to assure our community’s future, for our families and for our children!  Make your own mark on Medfield!

Building Community The Medeld Foundation thanks all of the individuals who made generous contributions in support of the Medeld Foundation Legacy Fund this past year MFi’s Legacy Fund is an Endowed Fund which will enable strategic grant making to enhance the quality of life here in Medeld. With the backing of our donors and volunteers, the Medeld Foundation continues to be a civic hub of empowerment regarding key issues that face our community today and in the future. Below are the names of those who contributed to the Legacy Fund at the Founder level this past year. We hope you will add your name to this list of respected civic leaders now or in the coming year. Thank you: Helen and Paul Dewey Dorrian and Dean Fragola Leanne and Michael LaBelle Barbara and Robert MacLeod Abby and Jerey Marble Emily and Michael Marcucci Lisa and Chris O’Sullivan Deborah Bero and Osler Peterson Marianne and Stephen Phillips Georgianna Oliver and Todd Trehubenko Susan and Evan Weisenfeld Bonnie Wren-Burgess Medeld Foundation’s Legacy Fund The Medeld Foundation is a 100% volunteer run 501-(c)(3) non-prot charitable corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of Medeld residents, build a stronger community, and facilitate the raising and allocation of private funds for public needs in the town of Medeld. MFi has raised over $1.8 million since its founding in 2001. The Medeld Foundation Legacy Fund is an Endowed Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest in partnership with the Medeld Foundation. We invite you to join the community of donors who will make it possible for us to conduct strategic grant making to further enhance our quality of life in Medeld. For information on how to give, go to www.medeldfoundation.org or contact MFi President Evan Weisenfeld at evan@medeldfoundation.org or (774) 469-0260

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

 

Check out the RaceWire.com 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 Race Results on RaceWire.com

 

 

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

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Medfield Foundation, All rights reserved.
You registered for the Medfield Foundation Angel Run

Our mailing address is:

Medfield Foundation

Medfield Town House

459 Main Street

Medfield, MA 02052
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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 angelrun@medfieldfoundation.org. 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 angelrun@medfieldfoundation.org.
See you Sunday!
The Medfield Foundation Angel Run Team

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Medfield Foundation, All rights reserved.
You registered for the Medfield Foundation Angel Run

Our mailing address is:

Medfield Foundation

Medfield Town House

459 Main Street

Medfield, MA 02052
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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 –

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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.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084eadaa2da20-volunteer2

 

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

Thanks!

 

Rose Colleran

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

617-947-4896

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Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund

Building Community The Medeld Foundation thanks all of the individuals who made generous contributions in support of the Medeld Foundation Legacy Fund this past year MFi’s Legacy Fund is an Endowed Fund which will enable strategic grant making to enhance the quality of life here in Medeld. With the backing of our donors and volunteers, the Medeld Foundation continues to be a civic hub of empowerment regarding key issues that face our community today and in the future. Below are the names of those who contributed to the Legacy Fund at the Founder level this past year. We hope you will add your name to this list of respected civic leaders now or in the coming year. Thank you: Helen and Paul Dewey Dorrian and Dean Fragola Leanne and Michael LaBelle Barbara and Robert MacLeod Abby and Jerey Marble Emily and Michael Marcucci Lisa and Chris O’Sullivan Deborah Bero and Osler Peterson Marianne and Stephen Phillips Georgianna Oliver and Todd Trehubenko Susan and Evan Weisenfeld Bonnie Wren-Burgess Medeld Foundation’s Legacy Fund The Medeld Foundation is a 100% volunteer run 501-(c)(3) non-prot charitable corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of Medeld residents, build a stronger community, and facilitate the raising and allocation of private funds for public needs in the town of Medeld. MFi has raised over $1.8 million since its founding in 2001. The Medeld Foundation Legacy Fund is an Endowed Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest in partnership with the Medeld Foundation. We invite you to join the community of donors who will make it possible for us to conduct strategic grant making to further enhance our quality of life in Medeld. For information on how to give, go to www.medeldfoundation.org or contact MFi President Evan Weisenfeld at evan@medeldfoundation.org or (774) 469-0260

Angel Run 12/3 – can still register online

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MFi Angel Run

Registration is still open for the 12th MFi Angel Run which will take place on Sunday, December 3, 2017 starting at 12:30pm at Medfield High School. Please note this is a new start time.

Registration is available for $30.00 per person. Online registration closes on November 26, 2017 at Midnight. If you miss the online registration, you can register at the race on December 3 beginning at 11:00am in the Medfield High School cafeteria.

If you prefer to print and mail in your registration, you can download our registration form. Please be kind and print clearly. Mail-in forms must be received by November 25, 2017.

For anyone who hasn’t done the Angel Run in the past, this is usually a certified* 5K (see caveat below) with chip timing for the serious runner but it is also a fun-run and walk for anyone looking to enjoy the kick-off to the holiday season. From decorations all along the course to musicians and carolers to an amazing after-party, there’s something for everyone.

For up-to-date information, please Like Medfield Foundation on Facebook or Follow Medfield Foundation on Twitter. We look forward to seeing you in December at the Angel Run!

The Course

The Angel Run course is a USATF certified* 5K. Once again this year we will be offering chip timing to ensure accurate results for all participants. The race begins and ends at Medfield High School.

*Due to continued road construction on the Philip Street bridge, the 2017 course has been modified and is not USATF certified this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If the bridge construction is completed prior to the race, we will revert back to the original certified course. The modified route is posted below.

5K Training Plan

Are you getting ready to do your first 5K or trying to improve your overall performance? Download this 5K training plan and you’ll be ready to go in time for the 2017 Angel Run.

5K Training Plan

Jingle All the Way!

Enjoy this great kick-off to the holiday season that is sure to get you in the spirit. Over 1,300 enthusiastic runners, walkers, and volunteers – many with sleigh bells on their sneakers and holiday costumes – descend on the festively decorated race course while enjoying entertainment by carolers, and each other as they jingle their way to the finish line!

The Angel Run is open to the public with all ages encouraged to participate. Run, walk, push your stroller, bring your leashed dog, or volunteer…and feel free to costume up for this festive family event!

Upon finishing the route you will receive your race times and are invited to join us at the finish line for a Post Race Party.

Be a Volunteer!

In order to be race day ready we need your help. More than 1,300 runners will descend on the course at noon on December 3rd and there is much to do to be prepared. Please consider signing up for a small task many of which do not conflict with participating in the event.

Want to get involved? Visit our Sign-Up Genius page to pick the volunteer role that’s perfect for you. All volunteers welcome!

Do You Love to Sing?

Then the Angel Run is looking for you!

We are looking for a Medfield middle school or high school student to sing the National Anthem at the beginning of our race on Sunday, 12/3 at 12:30pm. To be considered for this honor, please enter our Sing the National Anthem contest!

    • When:  Accepting entries now through 11/1
    • What: Videotape yourself singing the National Anthem a cappella. Entries will be accepted as a solo, duet or group.
    • How: Submissions are no longer being accepted. Thank you to everyone who entered. We will be notifying the winner shortly. Good luck to everyone.

ntries will be reviewed and a winner will be selected by the Angel Run Planning Committee. Winner will be notified by 11/27 and also announced on Facebook and Twitter. Download the Official Rules for more information.

History

In 2006 family and friends of Natasha Domeshek organized the Angel Run as an MFI Initiative in remembrance of their beloved third grader. Once the initial goals of the Angel Run were reached in 2012, the Medfield Foundation Board decided to continue the holiday tradition. Since then, the majority of the proceeds support town residents in need.

 

Thank you to our corporate sponsors to date!

Official Presenting Sponsor

needham-bank

Platinum Sponsor

Hometown Weekly logo

Gold Sponsors

Dunkin’ Donuts of Medfield and Westwood


Silver Sponsors

Acres of GreenMAP logo

L & MK Smith Foundation logo

Medfield Orthodontics

Friends of Medfield Foundation

  • SEPAC
  • Beginning Years
  • J&L Musto Construction Inc.
  • Thomas Family Dental
  • Dedham Savings
  • Marcus Partners
  • Michele Grondin Graphic Design
  • A&D Appliance Center
  • Wills Hardware
  • Noon Hill Grill
  • Starr and Glick Orthodontics
  • Medfield Veterinary Clinic
  • Blue Moon Bagel Café
  • Starbucks Coffee

Thank You Sponsors!

Be a part of the season of giving through the Medfield Foundation by participating as a corporate sponsor. Your business will receive great exposure on the backs of over 1,000 runner shirts. Thank you to those already sponsoring the 2017 event. To join as a sponsor contact us.

 

Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

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The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, is a newly formed steering-committee (created September 2017) of community members/professionals who desire to create a coalition that promotes mental health resources.  We recognize that a public health crisis has touched our town and by coming together, we can form an initiative that raises awareness and has the potential to save lives . The MCSP has created this GoFundMe account in order to raise funds that will:

  • hire a consultant to effectively guide our development of a strategic plan for suicide prevention among all ages in Medfield
  • create and disseminate printed resources
  • fund future QPR trainings
[The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention is a program of Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP).]
Funds raised will benefit:
Medfield Foundation, Inc.

  Certified Charity
Medfield, MA