22nd annual CAMY 5K RUN & DAVID 5K WALK will be held on SAT., NOV. 12, 2022.
-Rosina Fun Run 50 yards for kids, 9:30 a.m.; David 5K Walk, 9:50 a.m.; Camy 5K Run, 10 a.m.
Held at Walpole Italian-American Club, 109 Stone St., Walpole, Mass., on the second Saturday in November, the USATF-certified (#MA15011RN) event 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. The Rosina Fun Run for kids is named in honor of Camy’s widow and David’s grandmother, Rosina Clerici, who died in 2006. And the David 5K Walk top trophies are named in honor of his late parents (Frank Clerici Sr. Award to the 1st male finisher; Carol Hunt-Clerici Award to the 1st female finisher).
It has been held annually since its inception, including in pre-vaccine pandemic 2020, as reportedly the only official in-person on-the-course road race run in Massachusetts!
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 100 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: On the course at about 1½ miles.
POST-RACE: We will return to 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&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).
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 also available at I-A Club.
CONTACT: (508) 668-2249, email@example.com
2022 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.
2022 ONLINE REGISTRATION
Direct Link To Register
2022 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.
1 round of golf with carts for a foursome ($400. value) at the USGA championship-hosted WALPOLE COUNTRY CLUB, 233 Baker St., Walpole, Mass. (used Mon.-Thu., April 25-Oct. 30, 2022). Bids accepted at the race or via email@example.com by 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 13, 2021.
FINAL BID UPDATE - Thank you to Sue Ledwith for her winning bid of $350 for the round of golf at Walpole Country Club. Thanks also to all those who submitted bids as well.
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.
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 police electronic message board in the center of town spreading the word about the race in 2018. (Photo by Paul Clerici)
Above - The 20th annual Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk was actually held as a rare in-person on-course race and walk on Nov. 14, 2020, and raised a remarkable $2,800, despite the reduced field of 25 participants due to proper safety measures. Thanks to the generosity of the community, businesses, runners, walkers, volunteers, and donors, checks were recently presented to the Walpole Italian-American Club ($700) and Walpole Italian-American Society ($700), for a combined $1,400 to the General Operating Fund; Walpole Community Food Pantry ($700); and Carol Hunt-Clerici Chamber Music Series Clerici Quartet ($700). At the check presentations, which took place at the Walpole I-A Club, were, from left, Quartet co-founder/artistic director Guiomar “Gigi” Turgeon, race director and I-A Society member Paul Clerici, I-A Club and Society financial secretary Stefanie Nineve, food pantry board of director Janet Fasanello, and race committee member Frank Clerici Jr. (Photo by Christine Lee)
Right - Runners on Stone Street being escorted by Walpole police. (Photo by Ted Tyler from coolrunning.com)
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