On Saturday, March 24th Malden Rotary hosted the 17thannual Malden Rotary Road Race which had two distances, a 5K and a 10K, run through the streets of Malden via various neighborhoods. One of the highlights of this year’s race was when the organizers recognized their “Volunteer of the Decade” Stephen Winslow.

 

Stephen Winslow was one of the original race organizers when he was a Malden Rotarian back in 2002. While he moved on to work on other projects he always remained as a volunteer helping out the race committee and ensuring the course was safe for all runners. Stephen is a bike enthusiast and even more than that he is a strong community advocate and very involved in helping many organizations; combining his passions Stephen rides his bike and leads the 10K runners safely through he streets of Malden and keeping them on course.
 
This year the race committee decided it was time to reward Stephen for all his hard work and make sure every runner appreciates his involvement. “The most important thing for Malden Rotary is that we put on a great race for the runners; it’s all about ensuring that they have a great experience. Stephen Winslow is a very important part of our team and he helps us achieve success,” said Race Director Mark Lawhorne.
 

Mayor Gary Christenson a long time runner in the road race said, “We are fortunate that Steve Winslow calls Malden home. From spending 20 years working to establish a bike path to establishing the Rotary Road Race over 15 years ago, Steve defines the words “community involvement” and embodies the spirit and dedication that makes our city special. Without a doubt our City is better thanks to Steve and his family!”

The races which started at 9:30 am (10K) and 10:00 am (5K) on Ferry and Main Streets help to raise money that the Malden Rotary Charity, Inc. uses to donate scholarships, much needed help to local non-profits and to bring much needed support to many in need. Malden Rotary has been a part of the Malden community since 1920.

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