NORTHPORT – The 2nd Annual Thomas F. Chester Frozen 5K road race will take place during Christmas by the Sea weekend at the Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center in Lincolnville¬† at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Racers should check in by 8:00 a.m. The course will start at the bottom of the mountain and wind through the resort complex to the summit before it turns and heads back to the base of the resort. 40 plus runners ran last year and there are prizes for winners. Everybody who enters will receive a T-shirt. The race is organized by the West Bay Rotary club of Camden.
The race, in memory of Thomas F. Chester, will benefit Augie’s Quest which is an ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosi) charitiy. A runner in high school, “Big Tom” lost his battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in June of 2009. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, eventually leading to death. There is no cure for the disease and there is no recovery from it. “Big Tom” was diagnosed with ALS in 2007 at age 72. The first signs appeared in his hands; he was no longer able to unclench his fists or move his fingers. He told everyone he was “just getting old.”¬† For information, call Tom Chester at 975 0134.
Contact Name: Tom Chester
Telephone Number: (207)975-0134