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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

 

 

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Turkey Bowl Food Drive

From the Medfield Food Cupboard, the MHS Cheerleaders and Football Team –

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Turkey Bowl Food Drive

This year’s Thanksgiving Day “Turkey Bowl” football game will be held at Medfield High School. The Medfield Food Cupboard is teaming up with the Warrior football team and Warrior cheerleaders for a food drive at the field.
The Food Cupboard is encouraging the community to support the Warriors and the town by bringing a non-perishable, unexpired and unopened food donation to the annual Medfield vs. Dover Sherborn Turkey Bowl before half time. The game starts at 10 AM. Items most needed include: tuna, peanut butter, non- grape jelly, canned fruit, canned pasta and rice. (If it’s raining, please don’t bring any food packaged in cardboard.)

The Food Cupboard also noted: if residents are traveling at Thanksgiving or unable to make it to the game, they are always welcome to drop food donations in the bins at Shaw’s, the Medfield Public Library, St. Edward’s Church, the Senior Center, the Pfaff Center and the United Church of Christ.

MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey Report

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The full MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey Report has been put on-line by the schools.  I am not sure if this is the first year the full report has been made available, as I know in the past only summaries were distributed.  Great to see the actual data.

A few things I noticed from scanning it:

  • fair amount of alcohol and marijuana use
  • lots and lots of stress
  • some pressured to provide sex
  • few parents control and/or discuss on-line use and time

http://medfield.net/district-information/mwahs.html

I was interested to learn at a recent Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) (www.MedfieldCares.org) meeting that the kids generally do not believe the data about alcohol and drug use affecting their brains, based on their push back to Dr. Ruth Potee when she was presenting the facts to them at her recent talk at Medfield High School.

Trick of Treat for UNICEF

From Kaitlyn Maritan for the MHS UNICEF club –

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Parental skills training tonight

From Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) yesterday –

All parents welcome

You are welcome to attend and bring other parents/adults who care about Medfield youth with you.  If you could tweet about this, post to your facebook pages, blogs, share from Medfield Youth Outreach’s facebook page or MCAP’s it would be so very helpful.  This is coming together quickly due to the needs of hurting parents in the community and literally just gained final approval this evening.  This rose organically from the community. Let’s get behind it and spread the word!

Medfield Youth Outreach

 

Open Invitation For All Parents:

St. Edward Church of Medfield warmly welcomes Jim McCauley, LICSW, from Riverside Trauma Center for an evening where parents can develop their skills in navigating conversations with youth about depression and feelings of hopelessness. The Regional MetroWest data supports that youth are reporting more stress and that some have reported depressive symptoms and thoughts of suicide (MWAHS, 2016).  Parents have been reaching out community wide for ways to have meaningful conversations with their youth about these issues and to find pathways to build greater support in the community.

This evening is sure to be a dialogue to empower Medfield families in navigating these discussions and finding resources for the future.

 

Please join us on TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH AT 7PM AT ST. EDWARD CHURCH.  For more information please contact St. Edward Church: 508-359-6150 or amosheabrooke@stedward-ma.org.

Childcare available for ages 4+.

 

RSVP here

 

All community parents are welcome.

 

ANGP decorations pictures

See just how well done the decorations were at the All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) from these photos

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Dr. Ruth Potee tomorrow night

I heard Dr. Potee speak over a year ago, and she is really good.  This is the flyer –

Save the Date! Medfield Talks Speaker Series: Ruth A. Potee, MD The Physiology of Addiction and the Developing Brain May 2, 2017 7:00 - 8:30 pm Medfield High School Auditorium Overview: Dr. Ruth Potee is a practicing family physician and addiction specialist who will talk about the critical period of adolescent brain development. Her specific focus is exposure to addictive substances, including alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine, and the disruption to the pathways leading to a healthy and resilient brain. This event has been funded by the Medfield High School PTO. This event is not endorsed by the Medfield Public Schools.