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Posted September 15, 2005
BAC Road Race
By Kevin Devlin

     Born in Greenfield, Jay Suddy grew up in Eastport, Maine, a seaside resort approximately 400 miles north of Boston. Jay graduated with an honors degree in sports medicine from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in 1995. He was the assistant athletic director at the Samoset Resort in Rockland, Maine, and was also associated with the MathWorks Fitness Center before joining the team at the BAC as their fitness director. While working at the BAC, Jay Suddy lived in South Boston and quickly found a new home.

     During the last three years, Jay Suddy was the race director for the BAC’s annual road race that benefited the South Boston Boys and Girls Club. This year, monies raised from this race, will not only continue to benefit the Club, but will also initiate the establishment of the Jay Michael Suddy Scholarship Fund.

     The Suddy 5-Miler and 3-Mile Walk starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 24. The race begins and ends at the BAC. T-sheets will be given to the first 300 pre-registered runners. Splits, water stations and refreshments will be available for all runners. The race is a USATF (Track and Field) Certified Course with a computerized finish line provided by Spliter Race Systems. There is also free parking and shower facilities available for the race participants.             

      Medals (along with raffles and prizes) will be awarded to the first three winners in each age division at the post-race party to be held at the Summer Street Grille later in the day.

The divisions for the male and female runners and fitness walkers are 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

      Jay Suddy was taken from his family and friends unexpectedly last year, but through this endeavor, his circle of loved ones will never forget him.

     This upcoming race, now dedicated to him, is a tribute to who Jay Suddy was and what he did, as well as how he treated other people.

     And, because he was special, a caring, fun-loving, and generous person, his memory will live on in those who were fortunate enough to know and love him.



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