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Erin’s Run seeks runners and sponsors for inaugural race

Posted Feb. 14, 2013, at 4:37 p.m.

 BANGOR, Maine — A 5K road race in memory of Bangor native Erin Woolley, who passed away in 2010, will take place along the Bangor Waterfront at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27.  The purpose of the event is to celebrate Erin’s life and to raise awareness about domestic violence in our area. 

There will be two beneficiaries of funds raised by the run: Spruce Run and a scholarship in Erin’s memory through the University of Maine swimming and diving team.

  Erin Woolley was a 2002 graduate of Bangor High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Maine, where she was a member of the University of Maine swimming and diving team.  After working for Spruce Run in Bangor, Erin decided to enroll in the University of Vermont Law School.  Although Erin died of cancer shortly before receiving her diploma, she was posthumously awarded a Juris Doctor degree.  She had planned on pursuing a career advocating for women.

While Erin is no longer personally able to pursue her goals, her legacy and dedication to women is carried on by those who have agreed to participate in or donate money to this event.  For more information or to register for the 5K, please visit www.erinsrun.orgBen Sprague, (207) 852-1405, bsprague1@gmail.com.

 

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