, Newburyport, MA


April 24, 2013

No hitch in their step

Local runners plan to finish Marathon


Cassidy, who won’t turn 1 until August, will need a minimum of 15 corrective surgeries as she grows. For more information on the race, visit

Winner’s Circle Running Club coach Mike McCormick will direct the 14th annual Hershey Youth Track and Field Series, which begins Tuesday night at Fuller Track. The series is open to youth ages 9 to 14. Practices will be Tuesday nights from 5:30 to 6:45 through June 4. The Hershey local meet will be June 11 at 5 p.m. Some of the top runners at Newburyport High and Triton passed through McCormick’s program as age-group runners.

The Newburyport Elementary PTO will hold its eighth annual Spring Fever 5K and Family Fun Run May 4. The race will have somewhat of a Boston Marathon theme, according to co-director Kristen Daigle. The event is one of the largest PTO fundraisers that supports a variety of programs for students at Brown, Bresnahan and Molin elementary schools.

“In light of what occurred at the (Boston Marathon), this will be an opportunity for the community to come together as one to celebrate our town and our children,” said Daigle. “

Newburyport Mayor Donna D. Holladay will start the 5K race, and Superintendent of Schools Marc Kerble will host a welcoming ceremony before the fun run.

“It will be a day to heal and a day to celebrate what a beautiful community we live in,” Daigle said.

Correction: In a previous article about Sharon Chase’s marathon experience, The Daily News erred in identifying her doctor at Anna Jaques. Chase’s surgeon at Anna Jaques was Robert M. Wood. Her massage therapist, Bob Keller of Myokin East, helped alleviate the pain in her psoas muscle.

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