The Malden Rotary Road Race was a tremendous success. We had a great turnout for our running base and an incredible cadre of volunteers. We want to thank the Malden Police Department and the Middlesex Sheriff's Office for keeping our runners safe along the course. The City of Malden has been an incredible host to our 5K and 10K races and we are proud to have the support of Mayor Gary Christenson who has run our race without fail for the last several years.
We were very proud to honor a true Maldonian as our Official Starter. Former State Representative Christopher Fallon joined us at the starting line and sent the runners into the streets ready to set personal bests. Chris Fallon has been a strong, key community leader for decades and we are happy to see that he is still leading and playing a role in our community. Chris is only the second community leader to serve as our Official Race Starter, he joins Chief Jack Colangeli as Malden Rotary's Pace Setters!
Our sponsors stepped up their investment in our community and ensured the Rotary Club of Malden can make a greater impact in the lives of those that we serve.  Without there support we would never be able compete with other road races in the area or maintain of commitment of Service Above Self. Please visit our website or Facebook page to see who these business heroes are and where you can support them.
This year the kids of the Malden Rotary InterAct Club, the Young Leaders of the Malden YMCA and the kids from THe Mystic Valley Charter School stepped up their efforts and added a stronger and more committed level of volunteerism to our course management. They directed the runners along they way to the finish line. Thank you all.
Every year we have a core of Rotarians that commit themselves to fundraising, giving, working race day and gathering all the items that go into making this race such a success. The Road Race Committee deserves a lot of the accolades, but are happy to work in the background knowing their efforts are rewarded when scholarships are awarded to deserving students that need the financial assistance that we are able to offer.
The Malden Rotary Road Race Committee is already busy planning for the 2017; our 15th year! We consider this more than a race, we consider it part of our commitment to Service Above Self!