2nd Annual Run for Amy Memorial Trail Race

22nd September 2018 | 2:00pm

Appleton Farms, Ipswich | 5 & 10K distances

Please join us for the second annual Run for Amy Memorial Trail Race, on September 22nd through beautiful Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA.   The race, in memory of Amy DiAdamo Foster, is meant to celebrate her life through embracing her passions of both running and spending time outdoors. Equally as important to Amy was the opportunity to gather friends and host a great party so don’t plan on leaving after your race, as music, food and libations are part of the festivities!


The race is intended to be casual – we will run through the trails of Appleton Farms, a mix of single track trails and dirt roads, with some beautiful views along the way. I suppose we wouldn’t really be honoring Amy’s memory if there wasn’t some form of competition involved, stay tuned…

  • Location: Appleton Farms, 219 County Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938
  • The race will start and end near the visitor center, in the paddocks where Amy’s Celebration of Life Service was held last fall.
  • 2 p.m. race start time, both for the 5K and 10K   The race registration fee is $35 for adults and $15 for kids under 10, t-shirts will be given to everyone that registers by August 31
  • We will have a myriad of food trucks and beer / wine / sodas available, as well as live music, so we hope everyone will stay afterwards!
  • Kids are encouraged to join into the fun and the race, there will be prizes for the top kid finishers in each of the 5K and 10K
  • We need volunteers!  Please register to help us on race day out on the course; we need folks to be stationed at splits in the trails to avoid wrong turns. Volunteer registration can be found on the race registration page.  Thank you!


Race Results!
Thanks to everyone who made the first annual Run for Amy such a success!! Please see below links to the results for the races! 10K Results 5K Results ...
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Registration Closed!
We have closed the runner registration for this year's race, as we have exceeded the number of runners we'd been planning for and need time to get our acts together!  Please note we are also not going to be doing any race day registration.  Please ...
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Amy DiAdamo Foster passed away last year at the age of 41 after a heroic battle with a rare form of cancer.  Her smile and positive energy brightened the world around her even through her diagnosis, surgery, and treatments. We hope to channel Amy’s unique unwavering appreciation for life and her energy into this celebratory event.

Constantly in motion, Amy savored all that life has to offer.  Running, traveling, hosting parties, cooking, any sport put in front of her – she loved having fun (and competing!), and made sure that others around her did as well. In her “downtime” Amy could be found donating her time to many different organizations and will always be remembered for her empathy and compassion to the world around her.

Above all else Amy’s greatest achievement is her three young boys – Henry (10), Sam (8) and Jack (4) – who share her passions, energy and positive outlook on life. These traits have helped them over the last nine months and will serve them well for the rest of their lives. It is wonderful to see Amy in all of them.

Amy was an accomplished athlete, in college, high school and beyond.  Her best sport was lacrosse, in which she was co-captain of Middlebury College’s first national championship team.  A three time all-American, Amy still holds the record at Middlebury for career points scored, a record that is 25% higher than other player in the ensuing 20 years.  She is a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame both at Middlebury College and Middlesex School.  As an adult, she excelled in roles in development, consulting, education and journalism.  In addition she was a member of the Board of Shore Country Day School and active in many other organizations.

During her long battle with cancer, Amy demonstrated physical and mental strength learned during her years as an athlete.  In a speech given at Middlebury, Amy reflected on how she approached challenges in life:  “Break it down:  you can do anything for 20 seconds.”


Boston Globe Obituary

Middlebury College Hall of Fame Profile and Video

Blog Chronicling Amy’s Battle with Cancer

All proceeds from the race will go both to Dana Farber to support cancer research, as well as to Appleton Farms (a Trustees of Reservations property) to support their leadership in sustaining such beautiful spaces. Both of these causes were important to Amy and our family, so we’d ask that you consider making an additional donation.  Donations can be made via the registration site, or please feel free to send a check made out to the Amy DiAdamo Foster Foundation to:  Franklin Foster, 5 Bancroft Way, S. Hamilton MA 01982.   Thank you!

*****Registration will be opening for 2018 soon!!******

Add to My Calendar 2017-09-23 14:00:00 2017-09-23 16:00:00 America/New_York runforAmy Memorial Trail Run Trail run at Appleton Farms to celebrate Amy’s passions – running and savoring being outside at such a beautiful venue, but equally as importantly to gather friends and host a great party! Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA Franklin Foster franklinhfoster@hotmail.com

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting the race:


Platinum Sponsor:  Albrecht Auto Group

Gold Sponsor:  New England Biolabs Inc.

Silver Sponsor:  Institution for Savings

And to the tremendous time and effort put in for creating this website and the race logos and designs:

Jen Romans, logo designs

Alice Winthrop, website