The local 5K is set for 8 a.m. on Aug. 30 and will begin at the Kittery Trading Post. To register for the race, visit Adams’ and Wason’s Run For Parkinson’s website. Cost for a spot in the 5K is $25 before Aug. 1, $30 before Aug. 15 and $35 until the race. Any businesses interested in sponsoring the race are encouraged to contact Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org. To donate to the duo’s fundraising page directly, visit their Team Fox page on the Michael J. Fox Foundation website.
By Jesse Scardina
KITTERY, Maine — Two local natives and lifelong friends are working together to raise $10,000 to benefit Parkinson’s disease research by running in the New York City Marathon.
But before the daunting 26.2-mile run, 2002 Marshwood High School graduates Brittany Adams and Amber Wason hope a local 5K road race they’re organizing helps the cause.
“We’ve wanted to run in the New York City Marathon and do it for a meaning,” said Adams, who lives and works in New York City. “Parkinson’s is a cause that has been near and dear to us.”
The reason for that is Wason’s mother, Debra Duggan, has Parkinson’s.
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