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Pineland Striders 41st Independence Race Saturday, June 23, 2018 Shawnee High School, Medford, NJ Registration: 7:00am – 8:15am Race Start 8:30am Walk Start 8:35am Kids Fun Run starts at 8:10am

Location: Shawnee High School, Medford, NJ 600 Tabernacle Road Medford, NJ 08055

Courses: – 5K/10K USATF Certified Courses run through tree-lined streets of Medford – All races start and finish at Shawnee High School – For more information and 2018 Race Results, click here. – Thank you to the sponsors who are instrumental in making this run happen!

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Pineland Striders 40th Independence Race Saturday, June 24, 2017 Shawnee High School, Medford, NJ Registration: 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM 5K/10K: 8:30 AM 1 Mile Walk: 8:35 AM Kids Fun Run: 8:10 AM

Awards: Top 3 Overall Male & Female Top 3 Male & Female Each Class

Courses: 5K/10K USATF Certified Courses run through tree-lined streets of Medford All races start and finish at Shawnee High School For more information and 2017 Race Results, click here. Thank you to the sponsors who are instrumental in making this run happen!

“For Our Girls” Fun Run/Walk The “For Our Girls” Fun Run/Walk was founded and organized by Peg Havens, a teacher at Shawnee High School. We will always remember with heartfelt gratitude all you have done to keep the memory of the girls alive. Thank you, Peg. We would also like to express our appreciation to the numerous individuals who gave their time and to the businesses who sponsored the run. Marilyn Charles and the Pineland Striders also deserve many thanks for manning the finish lines and race results.

One final thank you to Mike Bacon, also a Shawnee High School teacher, who created a memorial at the girls’ high school. After every run, the participants and attendees gathered around this beautiful memorial to hold a moment of silence to remember the girls. Thank you for creating this memorial for our precious gems, Mike.

Tamarac Annual 5K Race The Tamarac Annual 5K hosted its run in memory of the Precious Gems Memorial.  A big thank you to Marilyn Charles who organized the successful run.  Thank you, also, to the Pineland Striders who manned the finish line and race results.

Pineland Strider’s Independence Day Run The Pineland Striders have donated to the Precious Gems Memorial every year since 2001. We are grateful for their great generosity, time and hard work. Thank you, Pineland Striders!

Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon The multi-distance courses took participants through the parks and village of Medford, NJ. Thank you to those who gave their time to make this a fun-filled walk!

Sponsors: The Division of Highway Safety Medford Police and Canine Division University of Pennsylvania Animal & Blood Mobile Medford Animal Hospital

PGM Golf Tournaments Five golf tournaments were organized in memory of our girls. Our thanks to Jackie Blong and all those who donated facilities, meals, prizes, time and support!

The South Jersey Cyclists Club PGM Race Led by President Ed Weirauch, the South Jersey Cyclists Club hosted a benefit ride on behalf of the Precious Gems Memorial. This event took place over four days, during the time of the Summer Solstice. Robert Trivette, judge of Dare County, and his wife, Donna, attended the race, as well as Police Detective James Mulford of Kill Devil Hills. Detective Mulford and Judge Trivette requested a tour of the area to learn more about the community in which the girls had lived. We will forever be grateful for your compassion, time and service. We would also like to give our thanks to all of our sponsors.

Sponsors: Acme Markets Holly Distributers Shop-Rite Arlene’s Florist Coneheads Linda’s Hallmark

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