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Last Mile Ride

Online registration is up and running! Click on the link to the left.

This year’s ride in support of end-of-life care is Aug. 15 and 16. Two days? Let us tell you why.

Here is what we’re doing:

Friday, Aug. 15
4:30-7:30 p.m.
5K run and 1-mile walk
Gifford, Randolph

Saturday, Aug. 16
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bicycle ride and motorcycle ride
Gifford, Randolph

5K run and 1-mile walk
This year’s 5K run will be the evening before the ride at Gifford. We’ve listened to feedback to make this a special event focused on runners and walkers. This year it will be a timed event and we’re also planning a one-mile walk for those who want to make a difference at a shorter distance. The cost to participate is $25 per person, although we encourage you to raise more. The walk/run will begin at 6 p.m. Register online now or at the event beginning at 4:30 p.m. Runners are strongly encouraged to preregister so they can be entered into the event's timing system.

Cycle ride
We’re excited to welcome back cyclists this year. Just like last year, registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and we’ll leave at 10 a.m. In the past, our course has been about 40 miles. We’re looking at options but it will be something similar, and we may give two options this year, a shorter and a longer route. Cyclists will return to Gifford for a barbecue lunch, prizes and free massages from Massage Professionals of Randolph. We’re once again asking cyclists to raise a minimum of $50 to participate, but we encourage you to raise more.

Motorcycle ride
We’re so excited to be holding our ninth annual Last Mile Ride. While our event has expanded as you can see, we remain committed to making this an incredibly well-organized ride with road guards, an escort from our sheriff and police support along the way. We’re currently looking at a 78-mile route south of Gifford. We’re let you know just as soon as we’ve finalized the route. And just like past years, registration begins at 8:30 a.m. We’ll leave at 10 a.m., have a mid-way break point and return to Gifford in the early afternoon for a barbecue, lunch, prizes and free massages from Massage Professionals of Randolph. For a ninth consecutive year, we’re asking motorcyclists to raise a minimum of $50 to participate ($75 for a rider and passenger), but, again, you’re encouraged to raise more.

Get started
A pledge form to start your fund-raising is included on the right. We encourage you to fund-raise. Ask five family members or friends for $10 each and you've earned your cycle and motorcycle ride registration fee. Ask a few more friends and you're on your way to supporting our cause!

Register online by clicking the link on the left. Or call us at 728-2284.

Register by Aug. 1 to get your free event T-shirt!

Harley raffle
We are so very excited to once again be raffling off a new 2014 Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster thanks to the generosity of Wilkins Harley-Davidson in Barre. Here's how the raffle works:
  • You can choose from an in-stock Iron or Super Low (about an $8,200 value)
  • Trade this bike toward the motorcycle of your dreams
  • Choose $5,000 cash
We're only selling 100 tickets. Those are some good odds. Tickets are $100 each and, just like your participation in the ride, support a great cause. The winner is responsible for tax, title, registration and pick-up.

Call for your ticket! 728-2284.

New! Bicycle raffle
For the first time we are raffling off a bicycle! It is a brand new Jamis Coda Sport Urban Street Bike from Green Mountain Bikes in Rochester. Tickets are just $10 each. Call for yours!

Become a sponsor
When you support the Last Mile Ride …

  • You support the comfort and dignity of Gifford patients in the last mile of life;
  • You support patients’ families, their needs and help with grieving:
  • You support a great event that attracts a wide array of participants from those honoring their loved ones to those just looking for a great ride; and
  • You bring positive attention to your business or organization.
The more you give, the more promotion you receive. Organizations and businesses that give $500 or more by July 3 can have their logo included on the Last Mile Ride T-shirt. But don’t let that figure dissuade you. Sponsorships of all levels are welcome.

Call us (802) 728-2284 for all of the details.

More information coming soon
Please check back for more information. Like us on Facebook to receive updates.

Kevin Pearce: A 'gentle giant' of a rider, family man

Connie Niland: A lady and an optimist

Beyond the Garden Room: Special gifts at the end of life
The Howe family

The Metcalf family

The Drown family

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