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Stomp runners, public welcome to ‘carb up’ for a cause

September 1, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Two local organizations for kids will be getting a lot of “energy” from others this Blueberry Festival weekend.
The Adams Street Kids – a local youth ministry of several area churches – will once again make all their operating funds from the annual Blueberry Stomp. A good idea to help runners with their “energy” will help the Plymouth Sharks Swim Club make some funds for their season.
The Swim Club will host a spaghetti dinner for all runners in the Stomp to “carb up” on Sunday night before the traditional Monday run that ends at the parade.
“A lot of the races you go to around the country have a pasta dinner for runners the night before as part of picking up your registration packs,” said Brad Serf, one of the event’s organizers. “It’s a great way for runners to spend a little time together for camaraderie before the race. The Stomp is such a great traditional event with people coming back year after year we hope this becomes a part of it.”
The dinner will start at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Plymouth and run until 8:30 p.m. Mallory Mead, a Plymouth High School graduate and open water distance swimmer who recently completed the Manhattan Island Marathon swim, the English Channel and the Catalina Island swim, is scheduled to speak at the dinner.
Runners in the Stomp can sign up for the dinner online if they wish as part of the registration form at http://www.blueberryfestival.org/. You can also pick up tickets at the door - $10 for adults and $5 for kids with all proceeds going to the Plymouth Swim Club.
Anyone is welcome to attend, if they are a runner, a supporter of a runner or just enjoy a good pasta dinner.
Anyone wishing more information can call Brad Serf at 574-286-3536.

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