LONDONDERRY— David Lundgren has his name on many things that say Londonderry.
Not only will he serve as this year’s Old Home Day parade grand marshal, he is also the organizer behind the 5K Lundgren Road Road for more than 30 years.
The race traditionally kicks off the town’s annual five-day Old Home Day celebration.
Old Home Day for 2012 is set for Wednesday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 19.
For Lundgren, being chosen as grand marshal was something special, in addition to taking on the road race challenge every year.
Lundgren moved to Londonderry 34 years ago from Chelmsford, Mass., setting up a chiropractic business in his home.
“I approached Larry Martin, the track coach at the high school, about setting up a road race as a fundraiser for Old Home Day,” he said.
That was 33 years ago. The event now draws about 400 participants each year.
“It’s very profitable,” Lundgren said. “It helps defer the cost of the fireworks and other expenses for the celebration.”
Lundgren has been active in the town’s Lions Club and has been a Rotarian for 32 years. He also offers a scholarship to a Londonderry High School student who is pursuing a health-oriented field of study.
Lundgren is also a state representative.
As grand marshal, Lundgren will ride up Mammoth Road in style to help lead the traditional parade during the town’s 113th Old Home Day.