Captain Gerald F. DeConto, USN Memorial Scholarship 5k Run/Walk

Sun September 18, 2022 Sandwich, MA 02653 US Directions
Events

5k Run/Walk - In person

$20
($15: Ages 0 - 17) ($20: Ages 18 - 100)
9:00AM EDT Registration ends September 16, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

5k Run/Walk - Virtual

$15 Registration ends September 18, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.geralddeconto5k.com.

Place
Stop & Shop Plaza 65 Rt 6A
Sandwich, MA US 02653
Description

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all past participants, supporters & volunteers, and extend a warm welcome to those of you who are new to our race and scholarship fund.

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Sept.11th terrorist attacks. We are planning to be back in person this year for our annual memorial 5k Run/Walk, which honors Captain Gerald F. DeConto USN and all those who lost their lives on 9/11. All proceeds and donations benefit the Captain Gerald F. DeConto Memorial Scholarship Fund which, thanks to your generosity, has been proudly awarding scholarships to Sandwich High School seniors since 2002.

In-Person Race: Sunday Sept 18, 2022 @ 9am. Sandwich, MA. Official timing by Spitler Race Systems. For information on the 5k course and T-shirt/number pickup please see www.geralddeconto5k.com

Virtual Race: To be completed by Sunday Sept 18, 2022 @11:59pm. Virtual participants please send an email to decontoroadrace@gmail.com if you would like to receive a race T-shirt by mail. Please note that virtual times will be posted separately from In Person race results.

Register online (see Sign Up tab above), by mail or at one of our live registration events.  For mail-in registration and live registration events see www.geralddeconto5k.com

#DeContoRace2022   For more information see www.geralddecont5k.com

Race & Scholarship Fund History:

Captain DeConto, a Sandwich MA native, was killed during the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon while on duty in the Navy Command Center. At the time of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, Captain DeConto was in direct communication with the Secretary of the Navy coordinating the Navy’s response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. Captain DeConto was a dedicated Naval officer who was respected and admired by those he served for, by those he served with, and by those who served for him.

He was a high-spirited, caring person who enjoyed many activities, one of which was running, and he enjoyed them most when they were shared with family and friends. His Navy career took him all over the world, but he returned home to Cape Cod whenever he could and he spent the weekend before 9/11 in Sandwich with family and friends. The Captain Gerald F. DeConto USN Scholarship Fund was set up in his memory to honor him and the legacy he left behind which is one of service to his country, leadership, friendship, and love of life and family. It is his family’s hope that through the scholarship fund Captain DeConto will continue to influence the lives of young people and that his memory and the ideals he believed in will live on. 

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