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Capt. Christopher Scott Cash Sr., died June 24, 2004, in heavy fighting in Iraq while serving in the N.C. National Guard. He was one of three U.S. soldiers who died in Baqubah, a town 35 miles northeast of Baghdad.
A 1985 Old Orchard Beach High School graduate, he was remembered for his athletic excellence and dedication to the military. Cash moved to Old Orchard Beach from Rhode Island when he was 8 years old and grew up in the two-story red house on Cascade Road where his mother Nancy, and stepfather Bob, still live.
At his burial in Pinewood Memorial Park, Cash was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious service, a Purple Heart for being injured in battle and a combat infantryman badge for his time spent fighting.
A memorial Service was held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church on July 24th with the Rev. Dr. David Calhoun presiding. A number of presentations were made on behalf of Veterans, State and Federal representatives. Friends and family shared memories of Chris which included humorous anecdotes and poignant poems.
2019 will mark the 15th annual Run for Cash Memorial 5K!
Join us for the 2019 Run for Cash Memorial 5K on June 22, 2019 benefiting Veterans Count Maine. A $1,000.00 Scholarship is awarded each year to Old Orchard Beach High School students.
REGISTER BEFORE JUNE 10th TO BE GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT! Registrants after June 10th will be first come, first serve for any remaining shirts.
There are some wonderful overall and age group awards that will be presented.
Thank you to all of our sponsors!
RUCK•ING [VERB] Carrying a weighted pack on your back. It implies action, energy, and purpose.
Rucking is the foundation of Special Forces training. Green Berets are well versed in shouldering heavy rucks through cities, mountains, jungles and deserts, in war and in peace -- alone when they must, together whenever possible. Rucking requires strength, endurance, and character -- and builds it, too.
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OVERALL: (not eligible for age group awards)
Female 1st Place ($150)
Female 2nd Place ($100)
Female 3rd Place ($50)
Male 1st Place ($150)
Male 2nd Place ($100)
Male 3rd Place ($50)
Female 15 & Under 1st & 2nd Place
Female 16 to 19 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 20 to 29 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 30 to 39 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 40 to 49 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 50 to 59 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 60 to 69 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 70 to 79 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 80+ 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 15 & Under 1st & 2nd Place
Male 16 to 19 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 20 to 29 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 30 to 39 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 40 to 49 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 50 to 59 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 60 to 69 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 70 to 79 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 80+ 1st Place & 2nd Place
OLD ORCHARD BEACH STUDENTS:
Student 1st & 2nd Place
OLD ORCHARD BEACH RESIDENTS:
Resident 1st & 2nd Place
GORUCK 1st & 2nd Place
TEAMS: (three or more runners)
Team 1st & 2nd Place
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