Holly’s Spirit Run, a 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run through the streets of Coventry is Saturday, May 9th, 2015. This family-friendly event starts at Coventry High School and is a fundraiser honoring the memory of a fallen soldier.
Mark your calendars for the 6th annual Holly’s Spirit Run, a 5K run through the streets of Coventry on Saturday, May 9th, 2015. Registration begins at 7:00AM, the race begins at 9:00AM (8:30AM start for Wheelchairs) Coventry High School at 40 Reservoir Road, Coventry, RI.
T-Shirts are given to the first 300 pre-entrants. Awards will be given to overall finishers (male & female) as well as the top 3 finishers in each age group: 14 & under, 15-1, 20-29, 30-39, 40-4, 50-5, 60-69, 70+, Wheelchair, Athena (female 150lbs+) Clydesdale (male 200lbs+).
Registration is available online at http://www.active.com/coventry-ri/running/6th-annual-holly-s-spirit-run-walk-and-kids-fun-run-2015?int or by calling 401-392-3596. Pre-race day entrance fees are $20/per person (before May 7, 2015), $25 day of race. Kids fun run fee is $5.00.
9:00AM (8:30AM start for Wheelchairs)
The proceeds from this event will benefit the Lance Cpl. Holly Charette Foundation. Holly was a sweet, kind and spirited soul. She joined the marines after 9/11 because she wanted to do something for her country. Holly was 21 years old, defending our country in Fallujah when her convoy was struck by a suicide bomber on June 23, 2005. Holly was the first female Marine to lose her life during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The foundation was started in 2006 to remember and honor Holly’s name and to help select students from the two high schools that she attended (Cranston High School East and Coventry High School) with books, supplies and anything else needed to get through their school year.