On June 1st, a dedication plaque will be installed dedicating the park to John and Jessie Kelley. It is fitting to create this in 2017, which marks the 60th anniversary of John Kelley winning the Boston Marathon. The festivities will begin at 6 pm with a fun run, followed by a ribbon cutting - dedication ceremony at approximately 6:30. Refreshments will be served following the dedication. The public is invited to this special occasion to honor John and Jessie Kelley and to celebrate running in Mystic.
With the help of Joyce Resnikoff, Olde Mistick Village, and Kelley’s Pace a small park was created near the entrance of Kelley’s Pace. Three granite benches are available for people to relax, and an outdoor shower was installed for runners to rinse off after a run.
"The dedication plaque was donated by the Kelley Memorial Fund, which awards scholarships to Fitch High school runners that exhibit kindness. John Kelley was a teacher and coach at Fitch High School."
It is a place for all runners and non runners to enjoy.
Join us June 1st.