Congratulations to our Go! for Duchenne team on their demonstration of strength and endurance this past August 18th at the 2019 Falmouth Road Race. This was Jett Foundation’s first year participating in the race’s Numbers for Nonprofits program. Each athlete on the team raced and fundraised to support Jett Foundation’s work to empower families and fight Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The Falmouth Road Race is a premier, annual 7.0-mile road race on Cape Cod from Woods Hole, a village in the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts, to Falmouth Heights. The race has long been known as one of the best non-marathon races in the country, bringing together both novice runners and elite athletes from all across the globe.
Race day began with an early morning fog, lifting just as many of our Go! for Duchenne runners hit their stride along the scenic seaside route. Typical of late August, the day was hot and steamy, but the atmosphere was refreshing. At the 6.0-mile mark–where our Jett Foundation cheering squad was stationed alongside the American Red Cross–the energy and excitement was palpable as the crowd cheered with each and every athlete passing by. The cheers grew even louder as each Go! for Duchenne athlete turned the corner and came into view, fueling spirits for the last–and hardest–mile toward the finish line.
Brandon Ensminger, Christine Kelly, Elizabeth Higgins, Karen Quitzau, Kathryn Tata, Olivia Collins, Peri Jacoubs, Rachel Levine, Sarah Bowler, and Tyler Diniz all pushed their limits by training, fundraising, and ultimately running the hilly race route.
The team was rounded out by several virtual participants who worked hard to support Jett Foundation through fundraising efforts: Cindy Quitzau, Margie Heger, Mariella Collins, Richard Albertson, and Nick Jacoubs. Together the team has raised nearly $17,000 to help sustain and grow Jett Foundation programs and initiatives like Camp Promise, Jett Giving Fund, Family Workshops, advocacy efforts, and more. You can still support the team now through September 30th by donating here.
We would like to thank the Numbers for Nonprofits program and each of our runners and fundraisers for making Jett Foundation’s inaugural year at the race so successful. We look forward to next year’s Falmouth Road Race!