RunVermont had the honor of recognizing a special person at FirstRun 5k & Youth Fun Run on January 1, 2015. Newton Baker has participated in every Vermont City Marathon since the race began in 1989. In addition to many hours of volunteering before We gave him a cluster of grapes and a block of Cheddar Cheese in lieu of a birthday cake as we are all about being healthy. The cheddar cheese; an icon of hisĀ  roots in Vermont and the grapes a symbol of where he will begin his adventure in California.

RunVermont is proud to provide Newton with a $1000 donation in support of his quest of running 3080 miles in 140 days to bring awareness to childhood obesity and inspiring a healthier generation.

We will have blog posts from Newton on the road and status updates on our Facebook Page and Twitter Feed @RunVermont.