I raced in the Bobcat Bolt last year and the race director, volunteers and sponsors did a great job, especially considering it was a first year event. I’m re-publishing a letter below from Robyn Gault from Gault Builders, one of the race sponsors. It has a great summary of the Hardy brothers which were the inspiration behind the Bobcat Bolt.
If you will be in the Durham, NH area the weekend of May 15th, consider racing, volunteering or just stopping by to enjoy the festival and activities!
I know that many of you are runners or walkers and wanted to let you know about the Second Annual Bobcat Bolt (5k/10k), which will be held in Durham on Saturday May 15th (www.bobcatbolt.com).
The Bolt was formed by Oyster River Alumni to honor the Hardy brothers, 2 wonderful men who lost their lives at a very young age. Josh Hardy lost his 18 month battle with brain cancer in 1993, when Andrew and I were in High School. Over the years, his brother Nate became a good friend. Nate dedicated his life to his country and served as a Navy SEAL for 10 years. In February 2008, he was killed while conducting combat operations in Iraq . On Saturday May 15th we will run in honor of these 2 amazing brothers. Proceeds from the Bobcat Bolt will go directly to The OR Alumni Association. This non-profit organization will donate proceeds to The Durham Youth Initiative for the construction of a youth center in Durham in the names of Josh and Nate Hardy.
Last year we had 300 registrants and were able to raise $5k for the cause, we hope to double that this year! The run is followed by the Oyster River Festival which is a fun day of local live bands, artists, food, sports and more! It’s a great time for the family.
Gault Builders is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the event , and we would love nothing more than to see your faces on May 15th!