In 1996 six local amateur athletes/runners formed the Sturdy
Runaways running club. In 1997, the Sturdys Runaways affiliated with the New England Association of USA Track & Field
as club # 85. In 1998, Manuel S. Desierto became the first club member recognized by USATF-NE as a recipient of the "Ironrunner"
award. Manny currently resides in California.
At the 2000
Annual Meeting, the membership voted to move the club to the public sector. The club was renamed the Runaways Running Club.
The club USATF designation remained the same; the club census has remained 6 long time current members in Attleboro, North
In 2002 the club organized in Massachusetts
as the Runaways Running Club, Inc. and applied for federal tax exempt status. 2012 marks the start of our sixteenth anniversary,
our "Runners Hospitality Booth", and our 10th Runaways Runaround 5M , at Community School, Saturday, August 5, 2012.
For information about our teams, ask at our hospitality booth.
annual Boston Marathon Raffle is held in December, two club members will be runners in the next Boston Marathon.
High tech team racing apparel, our custom made training t-shirts, mesh singlet/bibs,
cap, gloves all with the club logo are available at a reasonable cost in Runawaysstore. Dues are payable throughout the year.
Runaways Club, P.O. Box 826, Mansfield, MA 02048-0826
To engage exclusively for fostering, encouraging
or engaging in athletic exercise.Club activities include: Organized road race scheduling and results, special events
and teams, racing and club training apparel, Hospitality Booth, club e-mail updates and online shopping.
Runaways Runaround 5 Miler Staff: Mark Young-race director, Jeanne Willis-Athlete
Management, Bill Beardsworth-Internet, Material Management, Patrick Hunt, Steve Gordon-Course Workers, Food and Beverage,
Judy Gordon-Hospice Race Committee Liaison, Christine Stockley- CVNA Development Director, Karole Nicholson-CVNA Community
Relations, Carolyn Woodruff- CVNA & Road Race Volunteer Coordinator .
Becoming a Member
Join the Runaways.
Call 508-339-0147, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. weekdays.