|Title:||Boston Marine Corps Honor Run|
|Address:||DCR Carson Beach, 125 Day Boulevard|
|Cost/Cover:||Pre-Race Registration: $35, Military/Law Enforcement: $15, Race-Day Registration: $ 45|
|Details:||Over 1,000 people will unite at Carson Beach to participate in the 16th Annual Boston Marine Corps Honor Run.|
The Marine Corps Honor Run 5K will offer:
- The fastest 5K course in Boston
- Scenic views from Carson Beach
- Product Sampling
- Event Warm-Up
- Awards Ceremony with great prizes, and more!
The distinctive spirit of hundreds of military and law enforcement officers is pervasive throughout the day. Groups will be running in formation, local honor guards will be onsite, as well as Marine Corps Cadets to help warm your muscles up. Race participants will include active duty officers and veterans from all branches of the U.S. Military and local law enforcement groups. But don’t be fooled, this event is for EVERYONE. We welcome beginner runners, walkers and elite athletes alike. All you need is your sneakers and patriotism!
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, with particular attention given to those whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat, or who have demonstrated financial need.
Since its inception in 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has awarded over 37,000 scholarships valued at nearly $110,000,000. There were 2,300 scholarships awarded this past year.
This year we run to honor Sergeant Andrew K. Farrar Jr., USMC
Sergeant Andrew K. Farrar Jr., USMC was born and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Before enlisting in the Marine Corps in November 1997 Sgt. Farrar enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing basketball, reading, and taking his dog Winnie out for a hamburger at a local drive-through.
Sgt. Farrar had an unwavering love of the United States Marine Corps and for the greatness of the United States of America. Ultimately, it was this love that took Sgt. Farrar from us all when he willingly sacrificed his life in the name of freedom in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq on January 28, 2005 – his 31st birthday. Sgt. Farrar served proudly and without fear. He was admired by his fellow Marines and truly adored by a loving wife, Melissa, and two sons, Tyler and Liam. Today, his sons are eighteen and thirteen years old and live with Sgt. Farrar’s parents in Weymouth, MA.
Like the rest of our nation’s fallen heroes, Sgt. Farrar leaves behind a legacy of pride and commitment along with countless cherished memories and dreams of what might have been. It is fitting that every American should take a moment each day and give thanks for the blessings we enjoy, born of the sacrifices made by our veterans, service men and women, and their families.
“Ultimately every many wants to make a difference when it is all said and done. How you do it is irrelevant as long as when they close the chapter on your life you can say I made a difference.” —Sgt. Andrew K. Farrar Jr., USMC
|Event is:||One Day Only|
|Category:||Sports and Sporting Events|