1 School Street, Wilmington, Vermont
Event starts/ends at the former Twin Valley High School (Rain or Shine)
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Online registration is now available.
It is very helpful if you register online in advance:
1. You can print a registration form and mail it in with a check (mail by Aug 31st)
2. You can print the registration form, complete it, and bring it to race
3. You can show up on race day and register (We prefer you register early!)
The registration form and event flier are available here:
PAPER REGISTRATION FORM & EVENT FLIER
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7:30 - 8:45 a.m
You must arrive between 7:30 and 8:45 to register or check-in
There will be a brief opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m.
Thus, you must be registered/checked-in before 8:45 a.m.
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 1K Fun Run (Ages 4-12) - Prizes for all
Registration available online
Registration fee: $5.00
Competitive 5K Walk and 5K Run event
These events will start together. The runners will be out front.
If you are participating in the 5K Walk, you may not run or jog at any time
or you will be disqualified. This includes children that participate in the walk event. Thank you.
Registration available online
Registration fee: $25 (18 and over)
$20 (17 and under)
12:00 p.m or 12:30 p.m
Custom medals for all age groups
Custom trophies for top finishers
Live Music, Delicious food and snacks
Event shirts (While available)
Guest Performance by Miss Vermont 2014, Lucy Edwards
Race day 50/50 raffle to benefit the Vermont National Guard
Proceeds of the race, benefit the 1LT Mark Dooley
The 1LT Mark Dooley fund was established by Mark's friends and co-workers in Wilmington, VT.
Learn more about the LT Mark Dooley Memorial/Scholarship Fund here.
PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WONDERFUL EVENT SPONSORS IN THE LEFT COLUMN OF THIS PAGE!!
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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 (MEMBERS OF PENNSYLVANIA 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).
Our last event was held: Saturday, September 20, 2014
*****2014 RACE RESULTS*****