How Our Race Came To Be

Even as the temperature hovered around 115 degrees in Iraq, our son Chris ran a 10K race. He said, “My time was terrible, but I got a great T-Shirt out of it”. His competitive Spirit, strong leadership skills and love of life are why we are organizing this race in his honor. The picture on this page is of Chris in Balad Ruz, Iraq wearing his T-Shirt! May 2004.

Chris loved Old Orchard Beach, Maine. His family and friends, coaches and teachers were all very important to him. This race is our way to thank the community for their love and support given to us every day.
Our hope is to have a family race day for young and old alike. We dedicate this annual 5K race in Chris’ name and it’s with great pride to give a deserving student a scholarship in our son’s name.
This race is founded by Nancy and Robert Kelley of Old Orchard Beach, Maine.