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    8th Annual Worcester Firefighters Memorial 6K Race 2007

    8th Annual Worcester Firefighters Memorial 6K Race 2007

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    Worcester Firefighters Memorial 6K Race
    Let me start by telling you a little bit about our race (if you are unaware of it). It was started after we lost our six brothers in the Worcester Cold Storage Fire back in December 3, 1999 and has evolved into Worcesters biggest community and family event. The proceeds from the event have changed since its conception; at first the race was formed to raise money for the permanent Memorial Fund being built in the memory of our fallen brothers. After the first year (in which all of the proceeds were donated to the Memorial Fund) we decided we had to give back to the community, our way of saying thank you for all the support that was given to us during the tragedy. Each year we pick 3 or 4 different charities along with the Memorial Fund, all non profits and to date we have donated over $175,000. The 8th Memorial race charities will be announced later on in the year.

    The race averages over 900 walkers/runners and well over 2000 people present at the park on the day of the event.

    The race/walk is not like any other event around the city of Worcester. The focus of our race is not on the race itself, nor is its focus on donating to the charities; it is more about the community and bringing the city and surrounding towns together in a city block party. At the event we have a free barbecue, beverages, clowns, petting zoo, moonwalk, free massages, a live DJ, a post race party at Jillians on Grove st in Worcester, a silent sports auction (at the park only this year), prizes and much much more. This year we are also having a concert performed by the Worcester Firefighters Pipes and Drums. The bonus part of all this is that we raise money for those in need. The other unique thing is you dont have to be a runner/walker to enjoy all of these things, just come to the park and take it all in. The race itself starts (running under two aerial ladder trucks draping the American Flag) and ends at Institute Park. The course is a figure eight that runs by both stations where the six firefighters worked. The day concludes with a post race party at Jillians.

    The race not only has the areas best runners competing but also has those who enjoy walking and reflecting on the moment. The memory of our fallen brothers will never die as long as we keep this event going, and with the help of our sponsors and people like you getting the word out, it will continue to live on. Please help the Worcester Fire Department help support local non-profit charities.

    Mission Statement
    Sponsoring a Memorial Road Race in the names of Paul Brotherton, Timothy Jackson, Jeremiah Lucey, James "Jay" Lyons, Joseph McGuirk and Thomas Spencer in order to raise funds for the making of charitable donations to charities of various natures to preserve and memorialize the names of our fallen brothers.

    The WFD6K committee would also like to dedicate the race to the memories of Lt. Richard Halversen and Fire Fighter Allen "Fatty" Jenkins. May they rest in peace.

    http://wfd6k.org/
    Cell phone photo by Mike Donahue.. For more
    Photos- Photos Photos Link below
    http://sports.webshots.com/album/559397800skWDqO

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    8th Annual Worcester Firefighters Memorial 6K Run/Walk

    The 8th Annual Worcester Firefighters Memorial 6K Run/Walk is Worcester's largest community event and will be held on Sunday, June 10th! It is a fun filled day for all ages and includes a FREE BBQ in the park immediately following the run/walk. ALL PROCEEDS from this event are donated to local charities and non profit organizations.
    This years charities are CT Burns Foundation, ArchWay Foundation, Project Smile and the Firefighters Memorial Fund.
    There will be a kids corner with free pony rides, clowns etc., a message area, a silent auction/raffle, and a chance to win $10,000 dollars.
    The American Red Cross will be dropping a golf ball from a Worcester Fire Ladder Truck and the 1st golf ball to go into the designated cup, will win $10,000.
    For more information, log onto our website.
    More Information: Website: http://www.wfd6k.org
    E-mail: wfdfranco@charter.net
    Phone: 508-829-1968
    Entered by: John Franco (patty.cavanaugh@dhs.gov)

    photo link below Mike Donahue See more photos of the race.
    http://sports.webshots.com/album/559397800skWDqO

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    Worcester Fire Memorial DVD


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    Race results W6 Memorial 2007 Race.


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    Winner of this family race was...

    Figure it out.
    839 54:09 14:33 24 50-59 394 F 948 Yolanda Charry Worc,MA


    844 54:42 14:42 14 60-69 444 M 952 Eugenio Charry Coral Spg,FL

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