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Thank-you to everyone who made the 2023 Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk a tremendous success! Results/photos link below (courtesy Tri-Valley Front Runners).
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23rd annual CAMY 5K RUN & DAVID 5K WALK will be held on SAT., NOV. 11, 2023.
-Rosina Fun Run 50 yards for kids, 9:30 a.m.; David 5K Walk, 9:50 a.m.; Camy 5K Run, 10 a.m.
Walpole Italian-American Club, 109 Stone St., Walpole, Mass., the second Saturday in November. The USATF-certified (#MA15011RN) race was created in 2001 in honor of Camilio “Camy” Clerici and his grandson, David Clerici, Walpole I-A Society members who died nine months apart in 2000. Rosina Fun Run for kids named in honor of Camy’s widow and David’s grandmother, Rosina Clerici, who died in 2006. David 5K Walk top trophies named in honor of his late parents - Frank Clerici Sr. Award (1st male finisher), Carol Hunt-Clerici Award (1st female finisher). Held annually since its inception, including pre-vaccine pandemic 2020, as reportedly the only official in-person on-the-course road race run in Massachusetts!
*Dedicated to family cousin Rick Clerici - musician, healer, benevolent, and a runner and great longtime supporter of this event - who passed away in July 2023; and Pat Marino - longtime Walpole I-A Club member and supporter of the race - who died in October 2023.*
FIELD SIZE: No cap, no limit.
MASKS: Optional. No mask mandate (although, we will comply with any new regulations).
REGISTRATION: Available online, via mail-in application, or on race-day (8-9:30 a.m.).
NUMBER PICKUP (race-day only): Bib numbers and race shirts (shirts are free for first 75 race/walk entrants) is 8-9:30 a.m.
STARTS: Single start for the walk (9:50 a.m.) and single start for the run (10 a.m.).
WATER STATION: None - bring your own if needed on the course.
POST-RACE: Post-race activities with food, raffles, awards ceremony, etc.
AWARDS: CAMY 5K RUN: Top 3 male/female trophies. Age-group top 3 male/female medals - 14&U, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80&O. Trophies - Camy Award (1st I-A Club member - any town); David Award (2nd-to-last finisher); Bill Hunt Award (1st Walpole male); Alice Grace Hunt Award (1st Walpole female); Coach Squires Award; Clydesdale (top 3 males 200+lbs.); Filly (top 3 females 140+lbs.). No duplicate winners. Priesing Award (special recognition). DAVID 5K WALK: Trophies - Frank Clerici Sr. Award (1st male finisher), Carol Hunt-Clerici Award (1st female finisher). ROSINA FUN RUN: 50-yard dash for 11&U. Ribbons to all (no fee, no registration, no shirt - just show up!)
RAFFLES: HUGE raffles (must be present to win). Free runner/walker raffle. And a separate raffle with one-of-a-kind items, gift certificates, clothing, autographed memorabilia, collectibles from Olympic running legends like Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Frank Shorter; and much more. Tix ($1 each, 8 for $5).
BENEFITS: Walpole Community Food Pantry, I-A Club/Society, Carol Hunt-Clerici Chamber Music Series Clerici Quartet, among them.
PARKING: NO street parking, per Walpole Police (street is part of the course). Use the Knights of Columbus lot next to I-A Club or nearby town pool and Town Hall public lots. Handicap parking is available at I-A Club.
CHANGES/RESULTS: Any changes (via Health Board, Town of Walpole, etc.) will be posted on this website page and on Facebook. Race results will also be posted on this website page, on Facebook. Timers Tri-Valley Front Runners (www.tri-valleyfrontrunners.com) Thank you, TVFR!
2023 MAIL-IN APPLICATION: Printable pdf available below!
For more information or if you have any questions, contact (508) 668-2249 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM THE SOUTH - Rte. 95N to Exit 19/old Exit 9 (Walpole Rts. 1 & 27). Follow Rte. 27 to set of lights. Left at lights onto Rte. 27N. Left at 3rd set of lights onto Washington Street. Turn right onto Stone Street at bottom of the hill. I-A Club is on left in approximately 2 miles.
FROM THE NORTH - Rte. 95S to Exit 21/old Exit 10 (Coney St./Walpole/Sharon). Left at end of ramp onto Coney Street. Proceed approximately 3/10th of a mile to set of lights. Turn right onto Rte. 27N. Follow Rte. 27N thru Rte. 1 intersection. At 3rd set of lights, take left onto Washington Street. Turn right onto Stone Street at bottom of the hill. I-A Club is on left in approximately 2 miles. Follow directions above.
FROM ROUTE 1A N/S - At middle set of lights in Walpole Center (with Walpole Co-op Bank on right, old Town Hall on left), turn onto Stone Street and proceed for approximately half-mile thru School Street intersection. I-A Club is on the right.
2023 ONLINE REGISTRATION
Direct Link To Register
2023 MAIL-IN REGISTRATION
Print a mail-in application (one form per entrant - do not combine names on one form). Fill out completely and clearly, sign, and mail with a check made payable to Camy 5K as instructed.
USATF-certified Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk course map (#MA15011RN) in Walpole, Mass.
2022 NEWSPAPER EVENT COVERAGE
2021 NEWSPAPER PRE-RACE ARTICLE
2020 NEWSPAPER EVENT COVERAGE
2019 NEWSPAPER EVENT COVERAGE
2019 NEWSPAPER PRE-RACE ARTICLE
2018 NEWSPAPER EVENT COVERAGE
2018 NEWSPAPER PRE-RACE ARTICLE
2017 NEWSPAPER DONATION PHOTO
2017 NEWSPAPER EVENT COVERAGE
2001-2019 - https://racecrawler.com
2020 - Below.
2023 - Active Results
Raises funds for charitable organizations, which over the years has included the Bill Squires Track Legacy Fund (formerly Coach Bill Squires Run Smart Fund) for economically-challenged student-athletes; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Invensys Foxboro YMCA; Matty Eappen Foundation (to prevent abusive child head trauma); One Fund Boston; Norwood Hospital Oncology/Hematology Clinic/Lab; Norwood Hospital Cancer Center at Foxboro oncology department (including a blanket warmer unit for chemotherapy patients; building improvements); Walpole Community Food Pantry; Walpole Italian-American Club (including the purchase of defibrillators); Walpole Italian-American Society; among others.
Top - "Walpole Hometown Weekly" newspaper article about the 2022 Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk. (Courtesy "Walpole Hometown Weekly")
Above - The 22nd annual consecutive in-person Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk was held Nov. 12, 2022 at the Walpole Italian-American Club. The event raised $2,000, despite low donation and participant numbers due to tough times for some businesses and then Hurricane Nicole windswept rains overnight and race morning. Thanks to the generosity of the community, businesses, runners, walkers, volunteers, and donors, checks were presented to the Walpole I-A Club ($725), Walpole Community Food Pantry ($425), Carol Hunt-Clerici Chamber Music Series ($425), and Bill Squires Track Legacy Fund ($425). From left, race director and I-A Club member Paul Clerici, food pantry co-president Bill Willoth, I-A Club trustee Stefanie Nineve, Bill Squires Track Legacy Fund namesake’s son Gerry Squires and grandson Jackson Squires, chamber music series co-founder/executive director Barbara Lee, and chamber music series co-founder/artistic director Guiomar "Gigi" Turgeon. (Photo by Paul Clerici)
Right - Runners on Stone Street being escorted by Walpole police. (Photo by Ted Tyler from coolrunning.com)
Walpole Italian-American Club
109 Stone St.
Walpole, MA 02081
Rockland Federal Credit Union
241 Union St., Rockland, MA 02370
564 Main St., Walpole, MA 02081
Stop & Shop Supermarket
565 Main St., Walpole, MA 02081