14th Annual Worcester Firefighters Memorial 6K Race
June 8th, 2014
6K WILL START AT 11:30 A.M
THIS YEAR'S RACE IS ALSO IN MEMORY OF District Chief Cliff DeCourcy
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The WFD6K was started after the loss of our six brothers in the Worcester Cold Storage Fire back on December 3, 1999 and has evolved into Worcester's biggest community and family event. The proceeds from the event have changed since its conception; at first the race was formed to raise money for the permanent Memorial Fund being built in the memory of our fallen brothers. After the first year (in which all of the proceeds were donated to the Memorial Fund) we decided we had to give back to the community, our way of saying thank you for all the support that was given to us during the tragedy. Each year we pick local charities, all nonprofits and to date we have donated over $450,000.
The WFD 6K has quickly become one of Worcester's biggest community and family oriented charitable events and we touched more lives than we ever felt possible. Our Committee is overwhelmed by the continued support of the WFD6K by our sponsors that have become part of our family and all the runners in the past 13 years. This year's event will not only pay tribute to Jay, Joe, Jerry, Paul, Tim, Tom and Jon but also to District Chief Cliff DeCourcy who we have lost this past year. They will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
The race is unlike any other race around. The focus of our race is not on the race itself, nor is its focus on donating to the charities; it is more about the community and bringing the city and surrounding towns together in a city block party. The bonus part of all this is that we raise money for those in need. At the event we have a free barbecue, beverages, clowns, moonwalk, free massages, a DJ, a silent sports auction at the park, post-race party at Tweed’s on Grove Street, prizes and much much more. This year we are also having a performance by the Worcester Firefighters Pipes and Drums.
The race itself starts and ends at Institute Park running under two aerial ladder trucks draping the American Flag. The course is a figure eight that runs by the Grove St Fire Station and through Worcester's downtown. The race not only has the area's best runners competing but also has those who enjoy walking and reflecting on the moment. The memory of our fallen brothers will never die as long as we keep this event going, and with the help of our sponsors and runners/walkers, it will continue to live on.
Please help the WFD6K help support local non-profit charities. As always, we thank you for your consideration in joining us. For more information and details about this year's race and other ways you can help our efforts, please feel free to contact Lt. John Franco at 508-829-1968 for additional assistance.