Scenic Little Compton Road Race a success thanks to helpers, runners

Scenic Little Compton Road Race a success thanks to helpers, runners


To the editor:

Thanks to the efforts of many, the 2013 Little Compton Education Foundation Winter Road Race was a huge success.

Two hundred and twenty eight runners, many volunteers and lots of spectators turned out on the sparkly Winter day of January 5 to take part in our 4.8 mile road race that starts and ends in front of the school we sponsor, Wilbur McMahon.
All of the race’s proceeds will benefit the students at the Wilbur McMahon School by funding enrichment programs, purchasing new technology, funding the arts, music, sports and generally supplementing any area not already covered  by the school’s operating budget.
A special thank you goes to all the volunteers from throughout the community who helped the Little Compton Education foundation make this race a success again. Thank you to Peter Aldrich for his incredible t-shirt design and to Ian Silvia, Fried Glass Studios, for again turning the awards medals into incredible works of art.
We would also like to thank the sponsors of this race including Lees Market, our title sponsor.  Al Lees is a pillar of generosity in this community. (For full list, visit our website ,
*Acacia Cafe
*Adamsville Wine and Spirits
*American Classic Real Estate
*Arkins Construction Company
*Art Cafe
*Blount Seafood
*C.S.&M. Tele-Systems, Inc.
*Country Coastal Real Estate
*Denis Talbot Construction
*East Bay Building
*GoMo Properties
*Goulart Petroleum
*Homestead Construction
*Humphrey’s Building supply co.
*Jacob Talbot Inc.
*Jaffe Orthodontics
*James L. Gallagher, Inc.
*Katharine H. Leary C.P.A.
*Madden Electric Company
*Manning outdoor sales
*Paquin Insurance, Inc.
*RM &Son Construction
*Sakonnet Point Club
*Sayles Livingston Flowers
*Steve Reuter Lawn and Landscape, Inc.
*The Little Compton Grange #32
*The Moose Cafe
*Valcourt Heating
The pervasive feeling after the race was one of joy and togetherness. It is a powerful thing to accomplish not only a road race but in a larger sense, creating  a true sense of community and working together for a greater good!   We are already looking forward to next year’s race!!
To see photos of this year’s road race and results, or to learn more about the Little Compton Education Foundation, please visit our website at : Compton Education Foundation