Jump off the asphalt and onto the trail for Wingate’s First Fireball 5K Walk/Run! The Wingate Police Department in collaboration with the Town of Wingate, Wingate Fire Department, and Wingate University will hold a 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 8:30 AM at Wingate University. Funds raised from this event will be donated to burn victims in honor of Saverio "Savy” Montecalvo, who is the Lieutenant at Wingate Police Department and also a firefighter with the Wingate Fire Department. Lt. Montecalvo was injured in a training fire in April of 2016. The Walk/Run will begin at 8:30 AM on the 29th. All participants will need to be at Wingate University by 8:00 AM. There will be signs to assist participants on where to park and where to lineup. The Walk/Run will end at Wingate Lake and all participants, friends, and families are welcome to stay and enjoy the day at the lake.
The cost of the event is $25.00 + processing fee. The first fifty runners to cross the finish line will receive a commemorative Heroes Medal. If you are unable to attend the run, donations can be made as well online through this site.