Gerald F DeConto, USN Scholarship 5K Run-Walk

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Welcome to the 12th 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


The 5K starts with a brief memorial tribute at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Russell’s Corner (corner of Rte. 6A and Jarvis Street) in Sandwich, MA. The course is a scenic 3.1 mile route through the center of Sandwich to the Sandwich Marina and beach area finishing at the Super Stop & Shop Plaza in Merchant Square in Sandwich. Runners and walkers are welcome. Runners will leave the starting line first with official timing by Spitler Race Systems of Pawtucket RI.
 

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.

The entry fee is payable directly to the Captain Gerald F. DeConto Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 824, Sandwich, MA 02563. 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 directly to the P.O. Box.

PRE-REGISTRATION for the race will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday September 21, 2013 at the Super Stop and Shop plaza in Merchant Square (off Route 6A) in Sandwich, MA.

Limited registration will take place on the morning of the race starting at 7:30 a.m at the race start location (Russell’s Corner). We suggest that you pre-register if possible to avoid long 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

 

The race will start at Russell's Corner in Sandwich and will end at the Stop & Shop Plaza in Sandwich. Participants are welcome to park at either the race start location (limited) or the race finish location (preferred). Shuttle transportation will be available between the start and finish locations both before and after the race. If you plan to park at the race finish location and shuttle to the start location please arrive well before the race start time so as to allow sufficient transit time. The following addresses can be used for GPS navigation to the parking areas:

  • Start Location: Russell's Corner 132 Rt. 6A Sandwich, MA 02563. Use parking lots of Century 21, Cape Cod Bank & Trust, Salt Pond Building, and surrounding businesses.
  • Finish Location: Stop & Shop Plaza 65 Rt. 6A Sandwich, MA 02563. Use the Stop & Shop Plaza parking lots.

 

DIRECTIONS

 

Travel over the Sagamore Bridge onto Route 6 east and take Exit 1, Route 6A Sagamore-Sandwich. Go 1/2 mile to the ramp’s end and turn right at the light onto Route 6A East. Take 6A East about 2 1/2 miles. Russell’s Corner will be on your right at the lights on the corner of Route 6A and Jarvis Street. From Hyannis: Take Route 6 West. Just before the Sagamore Bridge take Exit 1, Route 6A Sagamore. Go 3/4 -mile on Cranberry Highway and at Mobil gas (on left) bear right onto Route 6A East. Go 1 1/2 mile East on 6A. Russell’s corner will be on your right at the lights on the corner of Route 6A and Jarvis Street. Parking information is available at www.GeraldDeConto5k.com.

 

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: