The Recorder – Montague Mug Race

Published: 08/26/2022 15:29:44

The 41st Mug Race took off from Montague Common on a hot morning. Many runners came back to beat their times, including Shelburne’s Dan Smith who shaved more than a minute off his winning time from last year. It was great to have local families show up to support both races.

Ali Seymour became our first, third generation of runners to cross the finish line. His grandfather and his parents have always been on the starting line. Ali also came dressed to run with her pearl necklace.

As Director, I must thank our very supportive sponsors: Raus Towing, Montague Mill, Falls Farm, Steadfast Wealth Management, Village Store, Turn Lawn Care, Renaissance Builders, Greenfield Savings Bank, Moreitty Landscape, McCarthy Funeral Home, Mount Grace Land Trust and Barstow. Pastry shop. Without their support, the race could not continue.

Second, a big thank you to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure that all of the runners’ needs were met. This includes the MCFD which covers road safety.

Scott Fallon paid tribute to his sister, Tracy Turn, who loved running the hills of Montague. Scott awarded the Spirit of Tracy to two deserving runners and will make it an annual award.

And our dear friends at Dave Kayner also continued his tradition of providing fiddle music at the finish line. Another great group of local residents adding to the flavor of the race.

Thanks again for coming and supporting this community run.

Ann Fisk


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