UPDATE: Red Cross to recognize Boston Marathon responders at Disaster 5K on October 19th
Just days after the six-month anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing, the American Red Cross of Cape Cod & Islands will honor the responders who jumped in to help in the wake of the attack – a special moment that will take place right before the 3rd Annual Disaster 5K Run/Walk kicks off at the Hyannis Village Green.
A short ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Oct. 19, where the Red Cross will recognize, salute and celebrate these heroes. The Color Guard will then lead everyone to the starting line where those honored responders will officially start the race.
Runners are asked to dress up at their favorite superhero and compete to win best individual or team costume, in which the winner will take home a gift certificate to Hanlon’s Shoes.
The first 100 to register will receive a free t-shirt, and medals will be awarded to the first male and female finishers – the “Master and Mistress of Disaster”- along with a pair of running shoes from Hanlon’s Shoes. Age group prizes from Bayside Runner will be awarded to the first male and female finisher in each age category. Special prizes for funds raised by each participant: earn a Red Cross baseball cap, sport bag or fleece by raising $100, $250, $500 or more.
Registration takes place from 8-9 a.m. and the race begins at 9:15 am. Participants can register at www.redcross.org/capedisaster5k and create a fund raising page www.crowdrise.com/disaster5K. Registration is $20 and open to the public. All funds raised go to support local disaster response.
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.