NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (WABI) - Jessica Gleason and Brandy Mills-Cain stopped by the TV5 studios to talk about a 5k and half marathon in memory of Corporal Eugene Cole later this summer.
It takes place August 19 at 7 a.m. at Mill Stream Elementary School in Norridgewock.
Mill Stream Elementary School, 26 Mercer Road, Norridgewock Maine
5K Runners, Walkers, Strollers, Well-Behaved Dogs
Half-Marathon: No Strollers
Corporal Cole’s Call number was 1312. I have been asked numerous times, “are you sure you want to organize a half-marathon, why not just a 5K?” For me there was never any question that this race had to include a half marathon, well a little longer at exactly 13.12 miles in memory of Corporal Coles Call.
For all of those that have ever thought they wanted to run a half marathon, this is the one! This race will be filled with inspiration and motivation throughout the course route.
We have every mile marker at 1.12 miles again incorporating Corporal Coles Call Number. We have signs with words like, husband, son, dad, to remind us who Corporal Cole was and a reminder of the loved ones he still impacts. Quotes from Mrs. Cole will be incorporated throughout the course encouraging runners to dig deep and hold their heads high.
All proceeds go to the Corporal Cole Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Facebook: Corporal Cole Memorial 5K & Half Marathon
Central Maine Photography will be supplying race day photos
Mark Huard – Central Maine Photography & Video
Back 40 Events – timing, live announcements, and online results
Drink Maine Milk – Chocolate Milk
Road ID - $10.00 gift card all runners
Amber Lambkee – Organic Granola
Giffords Ice Cream – Ice Cream
Local Artist 1st M/F LEO Award
Local Artist additional awards, Supplies donated by Staples Gun Shop
All Half-Marathon Participants will receive a participant award.
T-Shirts are being designed by LEO’s at the Somerset Sheriff’s Dept.
White T-Shirts can be purchased for $15.00
Blue T-Shirts can be purchased for $100.00
Race Committee: J.P. Kennedy, Theresa Howard, Everett Flannery III, Samantha Delorie, Brandy Mills-Cain, Zoey and Myself.
In Closing and in the words of Mrs. Cole “His shoes may never be filled, but his footsteps can be followed”
We will cap this race at 1,000 participants, Register now to begin following Corporal Eugene Cole’s footsteps and lead your team and community in supporting the Cole family and LEO long after the bagpipes stop playing.