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Friday, November 18, 2011

Run for Tara largest ever

Staff Writer


The 10th annual Run for Tara 5K event held last week was the largest ever, with approximately 280 runners and walkers hitting the cross-country trail at The Williston Northampton School to raise money to help prevent and cure eating disorders. The run is held every Nov. 11 on the birthday of the late Tara Sheehan, a Southampton resident who died in 2002 at the age of 25 after a decade-long battle with anorexia nervosa.

The race was also the longest ever - fallen limbs that blocked part of the cross-country trail required participants to run or walk part of the route on Nonotuck Park's access road, and the improvised route was almost half a mile longer than the usual 3.1 mile course. Other than the short impassable stretch, the trail was cleared with the help of volunteers, Williston Northampton employees and city workers.
Sheehan, who was a cross-country star as a student at the Willston Northampton School, ran the same cross-country trail many times before her disease made her too weak to run.
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