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 Attleboro.
In 2002 the club organized
in Massachusetts as the Runaways Running Club, Inc. and applied for federal tax exempt status. 2013 marks the start of our
seventeenth anniversary, our "Runners Hospitality Booth", and our 11th Runaways Runaround 5M , at Community School,
Saturday, August 4, 2013. For information about our teams, ask at our hospitality booth.
Our 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, Urazzoff gloves 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 can 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, Bill Beardsworth-Internet/Material
Management, Patrick Hunt-Course Workers/Food and Beverage, Steve & Judy Gordon-Hospice Race Committee Liaison, Christine
Stockley- Community VNA Development Director, Karole Nicholson-Community VNA Relations.
Becoming a Member
Join the Runaways.
Call 508-339-0147, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. weekdays.