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2nd Annual Freedom Flag Memorial 5k Run/Walk
Sun, Oct 20, 2019
About This Activity
Give 2 Those is hosting the 2nd Annual Freedom Flag Memorial Run/Walk. The 5K run/walk will ground Horn Pond in Woburn Massachusetts. this Memorial 5k event Pays Tribute to Those Who Serve and is in Memory of Stoneham Firefighter-Army Veteran Cpl. David Atherton and Kevin McDonald.
The Reason Why We Run
Cpl. David Atherton, 23, was Born in Winchester on September 25, 1992, he was the son of the late Richard E. and Kathleen A. (Noonan) Atherton.David was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 2011 and Northshore Community College. David enlisted in the Army National Guard in 2011. David was a part of the 972nd Military Police Company. David was also a Stoneham Firefighter. He strived to serve his country and community. David died on June 28, 2016, in his hometown of Stoneham Massachusetts after a tragic accident. David was a loving, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. David touched so many lives and he will be forever missed.
Kevin McDonald, 20, born in Winchester, Massachusetts passed away on October 24, 2017 after a tragic motorcycle accident. Kevin was the son of Roland J. and Cheryl A. (Wilson) McDonald of Woburn. Brother of Sarah Atherton and her husband Richard of Tewksbury, and Steven McDonald of Woburn. Uncle of James and Abagail Atherton. Kevin will be forever missed.
Both David and Kevin were active in living a healthier lifestyle. They embraced life, liberty and their freedom.
Freedom Flag Health & Wellness 5k; is about giving thanks and paying tribute to our US Armed Forces and First Responders who so willingly step up to answer the call to serve their nation and community. It is an opportunity to inspire, motivate and simply say thanks to the men and women of the US Armed Forces and our First Responders for all they do putting their lives on the line.
"Hometown Hero Last Half Mile to the Finish" - Pays Tribute to Those Who Serve.
Sponsored by: Scoreboard Sports Bar and Grill Along the last half mile to the finish we have markers in memory of those who served and those who were taken too soon in the Line of Service.
Stoneham Firefighter Cpl. David Atherton & Woburn Resident Kevin McDonald.
Fallen Woburn Police: Police Officer John B. Maguire - Patrolman John P. Gibbons III- Officer Edward Tedesco Sr
Fallen Woburn Firefighters: Christopher Haney - John H Comier - Captain David Gay
Fallen Stoneham Firefighters: Eric Bernat - Paul R Courtenay - Ohn Marshall
Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom - Army Sgt.1st Class Keith A. Callahan
Air Force Veteran / Woburn Native: Robert “Bob” Pattison was killed on 9/11/01 on the 110th floor of the North Tower
First 250 Registered Participants by September 21, 2019 will be guaranteed a Race Tee - Shirt.
All registered participants will receive a race medal & bib and every registered participant (over 21 years of age) receives one beer courtesy of Anheuser-Busch at the after party hosted at Scoreboard Sports Bar and Grill.
Prizes will be awarded to overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place males and female
"Battle of the Services"- Exclusive to Those Who Serve or have served in the Armed Forces or as a First Responder. See Details Below.
"Battle of the Biggest Team" -(Non- Military/First Responder Biggest Team) See Details Below.
Post Race After Party hosted by Scoreboard Sports Bar and Grill and co-hosted by Anheuser-Busch, every registered participant (over 21 years of age) receives one beer courtesy of Anheuser-Busch. ****Please Drink Responsibly.
Post Race After Party will start after race at Scoreboard Sports Bar and Grill: 15 Middlesex Canal Park Dr, Woburn, MA 01801; 2.4 miles from Horn Pond
The Health & Wellness portion of this event is a way to promote and motivate the community to live a positive, healthy lifestyle. We encouraged the community to join us and browse through the various vendor booths to take advantage of the programs and services available to them within the community and surrounding areas.
Attention Parents with Strollers Please be Advised !!!!!
On the course there is a section that strollers will not be permitted, you can still take on the course but due to terrain strollers will be guided to go around a certain section of the course.
Note to Parents: Please be advised that the race goes through the woods via along the path which is near Horn Pond and will then come out along roads; you are responsible for keeping your children safe along the route at all times.
Code of Conduct for All Participants: We ask that All participants follow the Rules conduct. We ask that you please conduct yourself in a courteous manner, showing respect for all fellow participants, volunteers, Event Staff, and members of the community. We ask that you please conduct proper race etiquette, including being aware of surroundings/announcements and following instructions from event officials.Start: Runners, Walkers, Ruckers, we ask that you remain respectfully during pre-race announcements and the singing/playing of the national anthem.
Headphones: The use of headphones or earbuds is permitted but please make sure to keep them at levels in which you remain aware of your surroundings, including other participant.
Urination: In accordance with the city/town ordinances, participants may only urinate in toilet facilities. Public urination in any part of the race venue, course, village is prohibited.
Participants Courtesy: Please exercise extreme care when spitting or blowing their noses to avoid soiling nearby participants. Trash: Series events are conducted in public parks, beaches and streets we ask Participants to please deposit all trash in trash bins.
Safety: If any participant encounters a runner in distress, they should offer assistance and/or report the situation to the nearest event coordinator or volunteer. If possible, they should also call 911 or the local emergency medical number. Proceeds will benefit Give2Those.org and the Cpl David Atherton scholarship program.
Give2Those Inc P.O Box 206, Newton MA 02468 Give2Those is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN 82-2776703