Gerald F DeConto, USN Scholarship 5K Run-Walk

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Please Note: NEW RACE START LOCATION THIS YEAR

Welcome to the 14th annual Captain Gerald F. DeConto, USN Scholarship Fund 5K Run and Walk. Captain Gerald F. DeConto, USN was killed at the age of 44 in the September 11th terrorist attack on the Pentagon. A scholarship fund has been set up in his memory to honor him and the legacy he left behind which is one of service to his country, leadership, friendship and love of life and family. A scholarship is awarded each year from the fund to a deserving Sandwich High School senior.

5K COURSE


NOTE NEW START LOCATION. The 5K starts with a brief memorial tribute at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday September 27, 2015 at Stop & Shop Plaza 65 Rt. 6A in Sandwich, MA. The course is a scenic 3.1 mile route around the Sandwich Marina and beach area finishing back at the Stop & Shop Plaza. Runners and walkers are welcome. Runners will leave the starting line first with official timing by Spitler Race Systems of Pawtucket RI. Results will be posted on coolrunning.com.
 

BENEFICIARY


The Captain Gerald F. DeConto Scholarship was started by Captain DeConto’s family after he was killed on September 11th. Captain DeConto grew up on Cape Cod where most people still refer to him simply as “Jerry”. Jerry was a dedicated Naval officer who was respected and admired by those he served for, by those he served with, and by those who served for him. At the time of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon Jerry was in charge of the Navy Command Center and was in direct communication with the Secretary of the Navy coordinating the Navy’s response to the attacks on the world Trade Center. Jerry was a high-spirited, caring person who truly loved life, his friends and his family. He enjoyed many activities, one of which was running, and he enjoyed them most when they were shared with family and friends. It is his family’s hope that through the scholarship fund, Jerry will continue to influence the lives of young people and that his memory and the ideals he believed in will live on.
 

REGISTRATION + ENTRY FEE


ENTRY FEE:
$20.00: Over 18
$15.00: 18 and under
Please make checks payable to the Captain Gerald F. DeConto Scholarship Fund.

All participants must fill out and sign the registration form. The first 500 registered participants will receive a race T-shirt. All registered participants will receive a race number.

Registration forms may be mailed to the Captain Gerald F. DeConto Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 824, Sandwich, MA 02563.

On-site registration for the race will be held at Stop and Shop plaza, 65 Rt. 6A, (Merchant Square) in Sandwich, MA at the following times:

  • Saturday September 26, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday September 27, 2015 (morning of the race) starting at 7:30 am NOTE NEW RACE START LOCATION

We suggest that you pre-register if possible to avoid lines the morning of the race.

If registering by mail please plan to pick up your t-shirt and/or number during one of the registration events.

PARKING

 

Parking is available at the Stop & Shop Plaza 65 Rt. 6A Sandwich, MA 02563

 

DIRECTIONS

 

For GPS navigation use the following address: 65 Rt. 6A Sandwich, MA 02563

 

TIMING

 

Official timing by Spitler Race Systems.

 

AWARDS

Cash awards will be given to overall winners male and female.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to all age categories:
12 and under | 13-15 | 16-19 | 20-29 | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50-59 | 60-60 | 70 and over

Race day raffles open to the public.

 

THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS: