In May of this year, the Vermont running community lost Malcolm Plunkett a star runner and record holder for many Vermont high school events. GMAA Race Director Matt Solomon along with friends Brendan Copley and Olivia Plunkett have collaboratively organized a virtual 5K event in memory of Malcolm Plunkett:
What better way to celebrate Malcolm’s life than with an event that brings together the running community of Vermont and raises funds to help queer folx thrive and/or helps folx recover from addiction.
Here are some details:
What: A virtual 5K XC challenge.
When: The first weekend of August (1 & 2).
Why: We want to celebrate Malcolm’s life by joining together, running hard, and supporting a good cause.
How: Since the event is virtual, we encourage you to find your favorite local XC course (NO TRACKS) and post up your best possible 5K time. If you are in Vermont, we encourage you to revisit some staple VTXC courses. We are working with HS coaches around the area to make sure the courses are available that weekend. If you’re not in VT, run your favorite 5K course wherever you are.
Registration for the event is free; however, if you can and feel compelled, we encourage you to donate any number of the following organizations on behalf of Malcolm: Odyssey House, Inc., The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center and/or donate to next year’s event with the goal of an annual (and in-person) event.
More info here: