1 School Street, Wilmington, Vermont
Event starts/ends at the former Twin Valley High School (Rain or Shine)
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We are seeking corporate sponsors for our 2015 event. We couldn't do this without the generosity of many great people and businesses.
Follow this link for the SPONSOR REGISTRATION FORM
(Please submit by July 31, 2015. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions)
If you miss the deadline, please contact us by email to see if there is still time to sponsor
ATTENTION: ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE
PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
THE EARLY REGISTRATION PERIOD RUNS UNTIL JULY 31, 2015
AS AN "EARLY REGISTRANT" YOU WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY EVENT
T-SHIRT, AND SAVE MONEY ON YOUR REGISTRATION FEE.
Follow this link to register online today:
Alternatively, you can print a registration form and mail it in with a check
The registration form and event flier are available here:
PAPER REGISTRATION FORM & EVENT FLIER
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Kids Fun Run (Ages 4-12) - Prizes for all
Competitive 5K Walk and 5K Run events
Custom medals for all age groups, trophies for top finishers
Live Music, Delicious hot breakfast, Event shirts
Guest Performance by Miss Vermont 2014, Lucy Edwards
Brief ceremony honoring 1LT Dooley and all our fallen heroes.
Race day 50/50 raffle to benefit the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation
Race Day Registration & Check-In
Unveiling of the 1LT Mark Dooley Memorial Plaque
Singing of the National Anthem by Miss Vermont 2014, Lucy Edwards
Presentation of the colors by the Norwich University Regimental Color Guard
Kids Fun Run Start Time
Walk & Run Start Time
Runners will be followed off the starting line by the walkers
(The 5K Walk is a competitive event. Running or jogging is NOT allowed at any time)
12:00 or 12:30 p.m.
Award Ceremony/Guest Speaker
***Please visit this website prior in the days leading up to the event to check for any changes**
WHEN CALLED TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY, 1LT MARK DOOLEY LEFT A LETTER FOR HIS FAMILY, IN THE EVENT HE DID NOT RETURN. MARK’S LETTER WAS LATER QUOTED BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH DURING HIS 2006 MEMORIAL DAY ADDRESS AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY.
“…REMEMBER THAT MY LEAVING WAS IN THE SERVICE OF SOMETHING THAT WE LOVED, AND THAT MOST PEOPLE CAN’T COMPREHEND ITS SCOPE. CHERISH IN YOUR HEART THAT IT WASN’T DONE FOR ANY ABSTRACT REASON LIKE A FLAG OR A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT’S SUCCESS, BUT OUR SACRED HONOR.”
MARK WAS BORN IN OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, ON JULY 15, 1978. HE GRADUATED FROM WALLKILL HIGH SCHOOL IN NEW YORK STATE, AND ATTENDED COLLEGE IN VERMONT AS A MEMBER OF NORWICH UNIVERSITY’S CORPS OF CADETS (2001).
MARK BEGAN A CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AS A WINDHAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY AND GRADUATED FROM THE VERMONT POLICE ACADEMY WITH THE 74TH BASIC TRAINING CLASS. IN 2004, HE WAS HIRED TO SERVE THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON AS A POLICE OFFICER. MARK WAS A DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANT WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD OF HIM.
MARK ALSO HAD A STRONG DESIRE TO SERVE HIS NATION. HE ENLISTED IN THE VERMONT ARMY NATIONAL GUARD AND WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 3RD BATTALION, 172ND MOUNTAIN INFANTRY REGIMENT. MARK WAS COMMISSIONED AS AN OFFICER, AND GRADUATED FROM THE U.S. ARMY’S PRESTIGIOUS RANGER SCHOOL, RANGER CLASS 06-04.
MARK WAS A RESPECTED AND ADMIRED SOLDIER WHO POSSESSED A NATURAL ABILITY TO LEAD. HIS CHARISMA, DEDICATION, LOYALTY, AND COMPASSION EARNED THE DEVOTION OF HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS AND THE PRAISE OF HIS COMMANDING OFFICERS.
THE QUALITIES THAT DEFINED MARK IN HIS MILITARY CAREER ECHOED THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE. HE HAD A PERSONALITY TO WHICH PEOPLE WERE DRAWN. MARK EXCELLED AT CHALLENGES AND INSPIRED THOSE AROUND HIM.
IN JUNE OF 2005, MARK ANSWERED HIS NATION’S CALL TO SERVE AND WAS DEPLOYED TO RAMADI, IRAQ AS PART OF “TASK FORCE SABER”, IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. MARK SERVED AS A PLATOON LEADER FOR 2ND PLATOON, ALPHA COMPANY.
ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2005, AT 9:02 AM (EST), MARK WAS INVESTIGATING REPORTS OF SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN RAMADI, IRAQ, WHEN A POWERFUL BOMB DETONATED, STRIKING THE ARMORED VEHICLE IN WHICH HE WAS RIDING. THE BLAST KILLED MARK, AS WELL AS SERGEANT MICHAEL EGAN, AND SPECIALIST WILLIAM V. FERNANDEZ (BOTH MEMBERS OF PA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD).
1LT MARK DOOLEY WAS IMMENSELY PROUD OF HIS SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY, STATE, AND NATION. HE WILL LIVE FOREVER IN THE HEARTS OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM. HE NOW RESTS IN A SACRED PLACE OF VALOR, AT THE ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY (SECTION# 60/GRAVE# 8640).
Proceeds of the event benefit the LT Mark Dooley Memorial/Scholarship Fund.
The LT Dooley fund was established by Dooley's friends and co-workers in Wilmington, VT. Dooley served the Wilmington community as a police officer prior to his deployment.
Learn more about the LT Mark Dooley Memorial/Scholarship Fund here.
Our last event was held: Saturday, September 20, 2014
*****2014 RACE RESULTS*****