Abby Seaberg from Plainville, MA will be one of twenty elite student athletes from around Massachusetts competing in the Tommy Cochary High School Mile on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM EST at the Falmouth High School track. The high school mile was renamed last year in honor of Tommy Cochary, a local Falmouth runner who was killed in a drunk driving accident in 1990. This year, race organizers implemented a selection process to invite the best athletes who also embodied the values of the race and who have shown that they make smart choices in their lives. Abby was one of those student athletes invited to compete.
In memory of his life, the Cochary family will provide the winning female and male each with a $2500 grant to improve or implement change at their school in athletics or wellness. The schools, in collaboration with the donors, will be able to choose from options such as athletic equipment, team uniforms or afternoon wellness activities.
The New Balance Falmouth Road Race was established in 1973 and has become one of the premier running events of the summer season. Each year the race draws an international field of Olympians, elite runners and recreational runners out to enjoy the scenic 7-mile seaside course. The non-profit Falmouth Road Race organization is dedicated to promoting health and fitness for all in its community. Proceeds from the race each year support youth athletic programs in the town of Falmouth and other non-profit community groups. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook/falmouthroadrace or follow us on Twitter @runfalmouth.