1Lt Mark H. Dooley
Race Of Remembrance
An annual event and living tribute honoring
1LT Mark H. Dooley who was killed in action while
deployed to Iraq on September 19, 2005
Race of Remembrance
Saturday, September 19, 2015
The upcoming event will be held on the
10 Year Anniversary of
1LT Dooley's sacrifice for our country
Please mark your calendars and join us for this special 10th Anniversary Event. We need your support as we strive to make this event a continued success.
1 School Street, Wilmington, Vermont
Event starts/ends at the former Twin Valley High School
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Kids Fun Run
5K Walk and 5K Run events
Custom medals for all age groups, trophies for top finishers
Live Music, Delicious hot breakfast, Event shirts,
Special Guest Appearance,
Special ceremony honoring 1LT Dooley and all our fallen heroes.
Many thanks to the Brattleboro Elks Lodge #1499 for a $690.00 donation to the LT Mark Dooley Memorial/Scholarship Fund. The generous donation was raised through a tribute dinner held by the Elks Lodge on October 24, 2014. Marks family and friends were in attendance.
Dooley was a member of the Vermont Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), 42nd Infantry Division, based at Jericho, VT.
Dooley was killed when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a roadside bomb. The bomb blast occurred at about 7 p.m. in Iraq, or 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Two soldiers from another infantry division were killed alongside Dooley. They were: Sgt. Michael Egan, 36, of Philadelphia and Spec. William V. Fernandez, 37, of Reading, PA.
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*****
Our generous event sponsors make this event possible every year. Without our sponsors the LT Mark Dooley Memorial/Scholarship Fund would not be able to give back back to the community or to special causes in Mark Dooley's name and honor.
We continue to thank our 2014 event sponsors (displayed on this page), as we get ready to welcome returning sponsors, as well as new sponsors who wish to support our 2015 event.
Please note that race registration is not yet open, and sponsorship forms are not available at this time. If you are interested in becoming a new (corporate) sponsor of the event. Please send us an email so we can get in touch with the appropriate person as we get closer to the event. Otherwise, we should have previous sponsors on file and will contact you in the upcoming months.
was a graduate of Norwich (Military) University in Vermont. He began a career in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff for the Windham County Sheriff's Department and later worked as a police officer for the Town of Wilmington, Vermont.
Mark also served his country as a First Lieutenant with the Vermont Army National Guard. One of Mark's many accomplishments was his completion of the Army's rigorous Ranger School.
LT Mark Dooley was killed in action while proudly serving his country in Iraq on September 19, 2005. He will be forever missed.
Please help us keep the memory strong and support this event! If you don't wish to walk or run the 5K race, you can still join us on race day and show your support.
Before he was deployed to Iraq, Mark gave his parents a letter, in the event he didn't come home...please take the time to read this letter. It is a true reflection of the caliber of person Mark Dooley was.
Dad, Mom and Charlie;
It is immensely hard to put into words raw
emotion or put down on one piece of paper what you want people to remember you
by. However, if you're reading this then I am not able to convey either in
Follow this link to read the rest of Mark's letter and learn more about Mark
3.1 mile (5K) Walk or Run
The race starts and finishes at the Twin Valley High School
1 School Street, Wilmington, VT
Saturday, September 19, 2015 (RAIN OR SHINE)
Walk starts at (Time TBD)
Run starts at (Time TBD)
The race route is as follows: Starting at the High School, take School Street to Route 9 (East Main Street), take a left to the traffic light and then left onto South Main St, continue up Castle Hill Road and turn right onto Fairview Avenue, continue until turn around location. Return to TVHS via School Street (past the fire station), to the finish line.
The course consists of paved roads with one hill
How to Register
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL (2015) EVENT HAS NOT OPENED YET
Early Registration rate
Youth (17 & Under):
Race Day/Standard Registration rate:
Youth (17 & Under):
Registration includes an event t-shirt (while available) and a hot breakfast!
Custom medals for the top three finishers in all age groups!14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99 (male & female). 4 custom trophies for the top finishers.
A delicious hot breakfast is included in your registration fee
Please register early for the event (online) to help us better accommodate our participants
Event shirt included with your registration (while supplies last)
Live music at the event, courtesy of “Welkin Again” of Bennington, Vermont
Race day raffle to benefit the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation
Each year we are fortunate to have many generous sponsors that make this event a success.
Please joint our team of sponsors by visiting the event website in July of 2015 for information. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or someone you know would like to volunteer at the race, please let us know: email@example.com. We couldn't do this without all the amazing volunteer support!
In addition to our event sponsors, the following generously donate food and other material goods in support of this cause. We owe them many thanks!
- Dunkin Donuts (Brattleboro/Keene)
- United Natural Foods, Inc. (Chesterfield, NH)
- Bruggers Bagels (Brattleboro, VT)
- The Works (Brattleboro, VT)
- Against the Grain Gluten free (Brattleboro, VT)
- True North Granola (Brattleboro, VT)
- Grafton Cheese (Brattleboro, VT)
- Price Chopper (Brattleboro, VT)
- Shaw’s (Wilmington, VT)
- Hannafords (Brattleboro, VT)
- Home Depot (Keene, NH)
- Bianco & Sons (Revere, MA)
- Cisco Food Service
- Short Mobil Stop (Wilmington, VT)
- River Valley Market (Wilmington, VT)
- Common Wealth Dairy (Brattleboro, VT)
- The Abbey Group (Enosburg Falls, VT)
*****2014 RACE RESULTS*****