The good works of Conway House, a Middleboro homeless shelter, will get a boost from an upcoming Conway Country Road Race in October. Members of Jack Conway Realtor’s Lakeville office are organizing a 5-mile run next month with all proceeds going to the local shelter for homeless women and children.
The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon starting and ending at the Jack Conway Lakeville Office at 10 Main Street (Rte. 105). Runners will travel the scenic country roads of Middleboro and Lakeville before arriving back at the Conway Country finish line. Prizes will be awarded to the first place male and female overall winners as well as winners in specific age groups.
“We’re hoping to have more than 400 runners and a large group of local sponsors involved in the race,” said Denis Lilla, Conway Regional VP and manager of the Lakeville office. “Our Chairman Jack Conway has always been a strong advocate for the homeless and we wanted our race to benefit that cause.”
Conway House was established in 1996 and named in honor of Jack Conway and his wife Patricia in recognition of their lifetime of charitable works. It is operated today by Father Bill’s & MainSpring and provides food, clothing, and counseling to 12 homeless families.
Conway-Lakeville Realtor Bob Joyal is chairman of the Conway Country Road Race Committee, which includes fellow agents Jack Walters, Hugh Harp, Lilla, and Phil Scorgie. “We are asking local businesses to help support our event and add to the funds we can raise for Conway House,” said Joyal. “Sponsorships are available in amounts of $50 to $1,000, each offering marketing opportunities for the sponsor. The registration fee for runners is $20 before Sept. 29, $25 after that date. We’re hoping to make this a community-wide event. Rain or shine, it’s going to be a great day.”
For full details on the Conway Country Road Race click here or call the Conway-Lakeville office at 508-946-2290.