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Kelley’s Pace Fun Run, Park Dedication, and Ribbon Cutting

06/01/2017 @ 6:00 pm

6pm: Fun Run

6:30pm: Ribbon cutting and dedication Ribbon cutting and of “Mystic Runners Park”

Kelley’s Pace, Olde Mistick Village, and the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting and dedication of Mystic Runners Park.

Jeff Anderson, the owner of Kelley’s Pace had the idea of creating a spot for runners to gather before or after runs, and a place to cool off after a hot summer run.  He also wanted a way to honor John and Jessie Kelley who created Kelley’s Pace the running store more than 37 years ago.

With the help of Joyce Resnikoff,  Olde Mistick Village, and Kelley’s Pace a small park was created near the entrance of Kelley’s Pace.  Three granite benches are available for people to relax, and an outdoor shower was installed for runners to rinse off after a run.

“The dedication plaque was donated by the Kelley Memorial Fund, which awards scholarships to Fitch High school runners that exhibit kindness.  John Kelley was a teacher and coach at Fitch High School.”

On June 1st, a dedication plaque will be installed dedicating the park to John and Jessie Kelley.  It is fitting to create this in 2017, which marks the 60th anniversary of John Kelley winning the Boston Marathon.

The festivities will begin at 6pm with a fun run, followed by a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at approximately 6:30.   Refreshments will be served following the dedication.

The public is invited to this special occasion to honor John and Jessie Kelley and to celebrate running in Mystic.


6:00 pm
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Olde Mistick Village
27 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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