The village of Tamworth will be a busy place on Saturday, Aug. 4, beginning at 9 a.m. with the Inaugural “Move It!” 0.5K "Race", presented by the Tamworth Community Nurse Assoc. The race is open to all, no pre-registration is necessary, and it will begin on Main St. in front of The Other Store and Greg’s Way at 9 a.m.
Fun will be the name of the game when it comes to TCNA’s first-ever 0.5K race. The course is a straight shot down through the middle of town, starting at Greg’s Way and ending at the Tamworth Community Church, across from the Town House. Participants will be placed in one of several divisions, depending on: age (children will be age 11 and under); whether the racer is joined by their pet (there’s no specific description of a pet, but whatever he or she may be, they must be leashed, harnessed, tethered or otherwise under control of a human); whether the walker uses assistive devices of any sort, meaning, for example, a cane, crutches, or a walker (and NOT meaning a skateboard, scooter or any other device which only assists the user to travel at breakneck speed through the course); or maybe just plain old adults looking for a stroll down Main St. arm-in-arm with their sweetie. Whoever would like to join the fun is encouraged to decorate or accessorize themselves for the event in whatever way suits their fancy.
There will be prizes and cookies for all participants at the finish line. In addition, ice-cold water will be available at both the starting line and the finish line for those who do not want to become dehydrated during the event. This 0.5K walk is being held purely for the fun of it and TCNA hopes that all spectators will enjoy the slightly wacky, somewhat healthy and very amusing event with just that in mind.
The Move It! 0.5K "Race" will kick off a full day of activity in Tamworth Village. The weekly Farmer’s Market will be taking place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the UU Church at the top of town, and the Tamworth Economic Development Commission will hold its 3rd Annual Street Fair with more than 50 businesses and organizations offering a wide array of local products and food for sale in booths up and down Main St.
The TCNA looks forward to seeing a great crowd of smiling racers on Main St. in front of The Other Store and Greg’s Way just before 9 a.m. on Aug. 4. For further information about any part of the race, call the TCNA office at 603-323-8511.