This is the second year for the Up Front for DeMar 5K. Appropriately hosted in his hometown on Veteran's Day weekend.
US ARMY SPC Michael R DeMarsico was an American Hero, a soldier and a hometown boy. Not only did SPC DeMarsico volunteer to fight for our country and our freedoms, he volunteered to be "Up Front protecting his battalion and fellow soldiers.
On August 16, 2012 SPC MeMarsico was killed by and IED in Afghanistan - after finding 15 others and first saving his men.
SPC DeMarsico's community came together to honor him, to welcome him home, to mourn him and lay him at rest. Now the community can come together again to honor him and to raise money for the scholarship fund in his name. "
It was an out and back course, the flattest Elaine could manage in the hills of the Berkshires, she did pretty damn good! The turn around was in a parking lot beautifully done, I know we were all surprised.
After Saturday's un-epic performance at EBAC, I had no goals, just to run and enjoy the scenery, it was very beautiful. The race kicked off with a group of motorcyclists leading the way.
I ran negative splits, and am happy with that. Plus it was nice to get away for a night and have a girls night out, even more happy for that opportunity.
|Red Felt Running Club - New England - Great group of folks!|
Beth, giving thanks to the veterans who have sacrificed their lives and remembering her twin cousins KIA in WWII.
|Richard Volk 1924 -1945 Russell Volk 1924 - 1945|