Running to Remember 2nd Annual Memorial Fun Run & Walk

Running to Remember 2nd Annual Memorial Fun Run & Walk

6 Jun 2015



7:00 am-12:00 pm

Located at: Yarnell Assembly of God

“I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought.” -Arthur Blank

The Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew of Station 7 in Prescott ultimately overcame the obstacles they faced; and even in the fury of a raging wildfire, they were more than capable. They are sorely missed by family, friends and co-workers – and will never be forgotten. Foundations were formed in their memory to support first responders and give financial assistance to the families who suffer loss as a result. Two of those foundations are the William H. Warneke Foundation and the Eric Marsh Foundation, both named for Hot Shot Firefighters who perished in Yarnell.

The date is Saturday, June 6th , with the first race beginning at 7am. Yarnell Assembly of God will set the stage for registration, opening ceremonies, start/finish line, raffles, a breakfast vendor and the awards ceremony. This year, a 10k option has been added for those who seek a longer challenge. The Fun Walk is available for those who prefer a more leisurely approach to exercise. The 5/10k Fun Run and Walk will allow participants to pass through Glen Ilah, the area that saw the most destruction from the Yarnell Hill Fire; in contrast to 2014’s race, the participants will be able to admire the rebuilt homes and enjoy the spring blooms that have made a marvelous recovery. Proceeds will benefit the aforementioned foundations in addition to the Yarnell Fire District.

Here’s how you can get involved: register to run or walk by visiting www.yarnellfire.com, and click on the register link on the home page. The preregistration investment includes a free t-shirt and a bag of gifts: $35 for the 5k, $50 for the 10k and $20 for the Fun Walk. You may also register in person at the Fire Administration Building until Thursday, June 4th. To sponsor the event, contact Denise Roggio at 928-427-6578, or email d.roggio@yarnellfire.com. Interested in volunteering to help with pre-race set up or race day festivities? Contact Contact Frances Lechner: 623-256-5125 or email flechner52@gmail.com.


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