5K Race honoring LT. Mark H. Dooley was a beautiful tribute thanks to many
On Saturday, September 15, 2012 the LT. Mark H. Dooley 5K Race was held in Wilmington for the 4th consecutive year. The annual event is a tribute to LT. Mark Dooley, a former Wilmington resident and police officer, killed in action on 09/19/05 while deployed to Iraq with the Vermont Army National Guard.
The 4th Annual Race was once again a huge success thanks to all the volunteers, donors, sponsors, supporters and participants. The spirit of this year’s race was enriched with beautiful weather, an appearance by Miss Vermont (Chelsea Ingram), live music (by Welkin Again), a delicious hot breakfast (by Chef Joe Gerardi and the Brattleboro Yellow Ribbon Group) and over 200 in attendance.
Hung over the finish line this year was a beautiful
custom banner with a photo of LT. Mark Dooley
The proceeds of the race benefit the LT. Mark H. Dooley Memorial fund which was established by Mark Dooley’s friends at the Wilmington Police Department. Each year the LT. Mark H. Dooley Memorial Fund donates to the Twin Valley High School (TVHS) athletics program, offers a scholarship through TVHS, and donates to various military support and veteran groups. Additionally, a percentage of the funds are set aside for the construction of a local memorial.
This year (2012) a race day raffle was held which in itself yielded a $2130.00 donation to the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation. We owe a great deal of gratitude to our generous prize donors who made this possible!
Mount Snow Vermont
Northeast Mountain Footwear
rk Miles Building Supply
New England House Restaurant
First Run Video
Panda North Chinese Restaurant
Burrows Specialized Sport
Stop N Go Instant Oil Change
Burton’s Car Wash
Shaw's Grocery Store
Vermont Country Delis
Vermont Canoe Touring Center
Curves of Brattleboro
Friends of the Sun
Fireside True Value Hardware
Military Revision, LTD
WW Building Supply
Sticky Fingers Bakery Vermont Bakery
Dr. Louis Beaudette, DMD
Green Mountain Harley-Davidson
Napa of Wilmington
See the complete list of donated prizes here
Click here for raffle info and prize list
2012 Race Photos!
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Please mark your calendars for September 21, 2013 for the 5th Annual LT. Mark H. Dooley 5K Race!
....After graduating from Norwich (military) University, Mark Dooley began a career in law enforcement as a Deputy at the Windham County Sheriff's Department and later worked as a Wilmington police officer.... Learn more about Mark Dooley HERE!
Proceeds of the 3rd Annual (2011) Race
Proceeds of the 2nd Annual (2010) Race
$5000.00 was donated to assist in the construction of the Vermont Global War on Terror Memorial at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, VT. This $350,000 memorial honors Mark Dooley and all of Vermont's fallen soldiers killed in recent conflicts. This beautiful memorial also recognizes the selfless commitment of those who have served and will serve in these conflicts.