The Family Place 2023 CBHM Team
By: Lisa Banks, Advancement and Administrative Assistant at The Family Place, and Robert "RJ" Jones
The Covered Bridges Half Marathon continues to be an incredibly difficult race to get in on registration day (because it is a supremely good race). But if you missed out and had resigned yourself to the “better luck next year” camp, I have exciting news for you! While the CBHM has many individuals that run, did you know they also support several teams that represent charitable organizations and non-profits? One such local team is the Family Place.
Located in Norwich, Vermont, the Family Place "delivers comprehensive programs designed to strengthen positive relationships, teach essential skills and promote enduring healthy growth for families with young children in the Upper Valley and surrounding communities". Since 1985, The Family Place has provided "a whole-family approach to helping children thrive". They "work with children and caregivers together, promoting positive parenting strategies and ensuring that children have the kinds of experiences that support their physical development, their social functioning, their ability to learn, and their long-term health." They provide several crucial services to the community such as: "parenting classes and groups, nursing services, early intervention, child advocacy, and child care financial assistance".
They are a wonderful organization and you can both support them AND still race in the 2023 CBHM by joining their racing team! As of now they still have open spots so please see the details summarized below (and more on their team page here) and consider registering with them! You can also learn more about The Family Place and the work they are doing for the community at their website: https://www.familyplacevt.org/about.