On September 16, 2007, the 1st Annual Bob Boucher Memorial 5k Run/Walk was held. Mr. Boucher was a dear friend of the St. Dominic Regional High School community, serving as a teacher, coach, and athletic director for 25 years at the school. He led many of the sports teams to win state championships, and in 2006, Mr. Boucher was inducted into the Lewiston-Auburn Hall of Fame.

The race started at St. Dom’s, wound around CMCC, and appropriately finished at the school as well. The funds raised by the race went to the school’s sports team. The girls’ ice hockey team was able to buy ice time and new white jerseys, and the rest of the money was distributed evenly to the other sports teams.

The roughly 450 runners, both professional and nonprofessional, were cheered on by volunteers along the course. They were supplied with water along the race, and were greeted at the finish line with cheering, apples, and more water. “It was fun, but really hot. I had never run a 5k before, so I was really proud of myself,” said Sammy Laverdière, a member of the girls’ ice hockey team. Most of the St. Dom’s sports teams ran the race together. It provided great exercise and team spirit, along with a sense of appreciation for the former athletic director.

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