Ric Buxton Memorial Scholarship 5K Road Race & 1 Mile Walk

Annually on the 1st Sunday in December

Race starts at 1PM

Sunday, December 1, 2013


The Ric Buxton ’75 Memorial Scholarship

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Harold N. Keith American Legion Post 204,159 Hartwell Street, West Boylston, MA



A 5K-loop beginning and ending at Harold N. Keith American Legion Post 204


Race Information:

Richard “Ric” Buxton ’75 was an unselfish, caring individual who influenced hundreds of runners and multisport athletes. He was a teacher and coach at St. Bernard’s High School in Fitchburg and St. Johns High School in Shrewsbury before pursing a successful career with the Digital Corporation.

In 1994 he established Wachusett Cycle and Multisport in West Boylston, a store that succeeded because of Ric’s work ethic, honesty, and outgoing personality.

A leader of the Central Mass Striders Running Club for two decades, Ric also served as race director of the Central Mass Health Classic 10-miler and 5K race. He completed 16 marathons and competed in triathlons, including the grueling Ironman event in Florida.

Ric’s skill as a coach is best demonstrated by the success of the CMS Triathlon Team that he organized and coached. Under his tutelage, the CMS Triathlon Team won the FISK Grand Prix series events six out of seven consecutive years. Ric passed away in 1998 of a pulmonary embolism following a routine surgical procedure.

As one of his friends eulogized, Ric earned the affection and respect of all who knew him. He was a unique individual who pursued his own dreams and inspired others to achieve their personal best. The Central Mass Striders established this scholarship for students involved in extracurricular activities in loving memory of Ric.


Actual prize may vary from picture shown. :)

Awards:  To top finishers. Random draw prizes including a Mountain Bike from BICYCLE ALLEY  

Entry Fee:

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Pre-entry fee: $20.00 (T-shirt guaranteed)
Post-entry fee: $20.00 (T-shirt not guaranteed)



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