Joshua Lee Warren Foundation 5K - Battle of the Shields - Blood Drive

Sat June 16, 2018 Denver, NC 28037 US Directions
6471 NC Hwy 73
Denver, NC US 28037

Join us June 16th 2018 for a very special 5K / 5 Man Relay Competition / Blood Drive


Start time 8:00 am


Location Address: East Lincoln High School 6471 NC-73, Denver, NC 28037

On June 16th 2016 Lincoln County firefighter Joshua Warren at the age of 34 fell ill while on-duty with the Alexis Fire Department and collapsed during physical fitness training at the East Lincoln Middle School. Joshua Warren was rushed to CHS-Lincoln Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his heart condition.  When Joshua Warren collapsed while exercising back in June, his death stunned fellow firefighters because they said he was a man who was health conscious. The medical examiner said the cause of Warren’s death was hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It’s a disease where the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick and pumping blood becomes hard. Doctors say it often goes undiagnosed because people with it have few, if any symptoms.

Joshua Warren worked as a part-time paid employee and volunteer for the East Lincoln Fire Department and part-time paid at Alexis Fire Department along with Lucia-Riverbend Fire Department. Joshua Warren had been an active member of East Lincoln Fire Department since 2013.  Josh left behind a wife Kim, daughter Kelsey and son Max.  On Monday June the 5th 2017 the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners declared June 16th the Joshua Lee Warren Day in Lincoln County.

The mission of the Joshua Lee Warren Foundation is to provide funding through a grant process to local fire departments which will provide assistance with:

        *Purchasing critical life safety and rescue equipment for emergency situations

        *Replacing obsolete equipment to enhance department functionality

        *Providing funding for training equipment and props that can be shared on a local level


Course description: Road, some hills through scenic Trilogy Community.


$25 price no increase


Register by June 4th to guarantee a T shirt:  kids and adults sizing up to xxlarge


Packet pickup will be Friday June 15th at East Lincoln Fire Department HQ from 

406 S Pilot Knob Road Stanley, NC 28164 from 9am-9pm




Age group awards:  1st, 2nd, 3rd for age groups as follows (non gender): 

10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-over

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The 5K will start in the East Lincoln High School main parking lot and cross Hwy 73 at the red light onto Exploration Boulevard into Trilogy.   
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