Sponsors sought for 5 in support of Sussex Tech athlete scholarship

Sussex Technical High School is hosting the first-ever Race for Coach Nic 5K on Saturday, March 9, with proceeds to support the Lou Nicoletti Scholarship for a track-and-field athlete, as well as benefiting the cross-country and track-and-field teams.

Nicoletti retired last year after more than four decades of service, including as a social studies and history teacher, and a track and cross-country coach. He was the 1995-1995 Sussex Technical School District Teacher of the Year, and won many Coach of the Year honors as well.

Sponsors are being sought for the race, with gold ($300), silver ($200) and bronze ($100) levels available. For more information, contact Dontez Collins at dontez.collins@sussexvt.k12.de.us.

The race will take place at 10 a.m. on March 9, rain or shine, on the 3.1-mile cross-country course that was designed by Nicoletti. Registration will be from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Pre-registration costs $22 online at seashorestriders.com, and same-day registration costs $25.

T-shirts will be guaranteed to pre-registered runners. Awards will be presented to the male/female overall and master champions, as well as the top three finishers in eight age groups, ranging from 13 or older to 70 or older. Applications are available at sussexvt.k12.de.us. Entries and payment can be mailed to Lou Nicoletti 5K, P.O. Box 99, Nassau, DE 19969. Checks should be payable to Seashore Striders.