Andover Coalition for Education (ACE) is hosting an event in May meant to get people moving and honor teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week.

May 1 to 8 will be a Race for ACE, "a movement challenge to raise money for our schools."

Participants and families are asked to do an an activity for 30 minutes a day. Run, walk, hike, bike, dance, skip or jump – anything that promotes 30 minutes of movement. Participants are asked to post a photo or video on social media and tag it #raceforace2021. 

“ACE is excited to host this fun family fundraiser this spring. Our schools need community support more than ever," said ACE President Lenore Price. "With the pandemic restrictions around events, ACE wanted to provide a safe opportunity for families and community members to get outside and do something active, while also raising support for our schools. ACE typically hosts a major fundraiser in the spring that generates significant funds that in turn are invested back into the schools. If everyone in our community gives a little, we will have a lot to give back to our schools."

Each day during the event week a winner will be picked from those who tag ACE online to win prizes and swag from ACE and local businesses.

The first week of May is also Teacher Appreciation Week. ACE encourages dedicating race activity in honor of a favorite educator or staff member in the schools. ACE will then send an e-card to the teacher(s) to inform them of this tribute gift.

“This is a fantastic way for the entire Andover community to come together, get outside, be active and support our schools. I hope everyone in town completes their own Race for ACE during the first week of May.” said Coach Fazio, Hooptown director and A Boys Basketball Coach. 

The event costs $25 for an individual, $40 for a family and $100 for a team, which can be a sports team or organization. Everyone who participates will receive Race for ACE gifts. To register visit

Gold level sponsors include: 34 Park, Andover Classic Wines: Craft Beers & Spirits, Andover Mums, Andover TV, Chan and Chen Orthodontics, Commonwealth Motors, Dalton and Finegold, LLP, Dauphin Law Offices, Doherty Insurance Agency and JP Licks. Silver Sponsors include: Jackie Pitts Real Estate, The Savings Bank, Touchstone Closing and Escrow and Enterprise Bank.


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