PHOTO GALLERY: Runners and Cyclists Race for a Cause; Ride/Run for Liv Draws Almost 350

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The Ride for Liv/Run for Liv drew almost 350 athletes and their families to the 4-H Fairgrounds on July 14.

Runners and bicyclists paced themselves on the back roads of Westford and abutting towns.

The gathering is meant to raise awareness of domestic violence. It honors the memory of 17-year-old Olivia Marchand who died in 2010 of a horrific act of domestic violence.

Her mother, Jody Marchand, was critically wounded in the same attack but survived and founded the Live for Liv Foundation.

  • Waltham Police Officer Chuck DiChirara (lef) and and Tyngsborough Police Officer Mark Bourque, both members of the regional SWAT team, brought one of the armoured vehicles used for high risk situations. PHOTO BY JOYCE PELLINO CRANE