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The 38th Annual Rittner RUN: August 16th, 2021.

Every August, the Fund hosts its annual Rittner Run both to remember Fred and to raise money in support of the Fund. We make the trek to Fryeburg, Maine, where Fred’s family used to vacation during the summers. Relay style, the group negotiates the 75 miles back to Camp Pemi. The route, over the Kancamagus Highway, through Lincoln, over the shoulder of Mt. Moosilauke, through Warren, and back to Pemi, is both scenic and challenging. Participants run as much or as little as they wish, and the spirit inspired by Fred’s example is infectious. We’ve even had bikers and rollerbladers join us! If you cannot attend, please consider a generous donation to support our efforts as we log our miles in the August heat.


Stay tuned for information about the 38th Annual Rittner Run! To RSVP, email and title the subject line “I want to RSVP for the Run” and don’t forget to provide your attendance count so we can plan accordingly.

RSVP by Thursday, August 12th, 2021.


75-mile relay run from Fryeburg, ME to Wentworth, NH (Camp Pemi soccer pitch)

(Feel free to run, walk, skate or bike as little or as much as you wish)


  • ARRIVE at Camp Pemigewassett (Google maps link) early afternoon on the Sunday before the Run.
  • WAKE early on Monday morning (breakfast provided). Depart from Pemi to Fryeburg, ME - van transportation provided, as well as water, snacks and lunch. Remember to bring a change of socks and shirt!
  • THE ROUTE: 75-mile relay style run via the Kancamagus Highway from Fryeburg, ME back to Wentworth, NH. Running, walking and biking all welcomed!
  • RETURN to Pemi soccer pitch by 6PM on Monday. Banquet and celebration once run concluded.
  • LODGING provided Sunday/Monday night. Please bring your own bedding!
  • DEPARTURE on Tuesday morning following breakfast.

$50 minimum contribution requested for attendees to defray expenses.


We are strongly encouraging that attendees be fully vaccinated.

If a prospective attendee is not vaccinated, they must take a COVID-19 test (30-minute results) upon arrival at Pemi before being allowed into the camp. We are encouraging unvaccinated people to take a COVID-19 test 3-4 days prior to arrival at camp followed by self-quarantine. If an unvaccinated individual tests positive or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive in the prior 10 days, they will not be allowed on camp property, nor will they be allowed to participate in the Run.

Unvaccinated individuals that test negative will be required to wear a mask when indoors or when in a vehicle with other people.

Download the 38th Annual Rittner Run Announcement Letter