doitforGarrick Memorial Run
October 18, 2014
The first annual doitforgarrick Memorial Run 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run will be held Saturday, October 18 at Jetton Park in Cornelius, NC, with proceeds benefitting Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The race has been organized in memory of Garrick Lackey, who died in a car accident at the age of 21 in November, 2013. He was a student at California University of Pennsylvania at the time.
Garrick's cousin, Sara Lackey, lives in Charlotte and is the race organizer. She wanted to do something to help keep Garrick's memory alive that would also allow Garrick to influence others, even those he never knew. Sara decided on a road race because she and Garrick both loved running and they, along with Garrick's girlfriend, always went running whenever they got together.
Sara says that selecting a benefiting charity for the road race was hard, but once she learned about CIS she knew it was "a perfect fit." She shared a story about one of Garrick's college friends who was close to dropping out because of the stress and feeling like he couldn't do it. Garrick was the one that encouraged him to keep going and push through it, said Sara, because he believed in him and knew that he could do it.
"That story and Garrick's passion for learning is what drew me to CIS," said Sara. "The fact that CIS strives to provide support and resources to students within CMS that are underprivileged reminds me so much of something that Garrick would want to support."
"Garrick was a kind and amazing person," Sara added, "and I would love to see this event be successful. It would mean a lot to his friends and family to see lots of people participating and remembering Garrick. It also makes me extremely happy that the money raised will be donated to CIS in Garrick's honor."
October 18, 2014
Mens 5K - 8:00 am l Womens 5K - 8:30 am l 1 Mile Walk/Run - 9:00 am
Jetton Park, 19000 Jetton Rd., Cornelius, NC 28031
PRICING: (includes a t-shirt)
Mens/Womens 5K - $30 l 1 Mile Walk/Run - $20
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