Start your Memorial Day weekend with a 5k, 10k, 15k or kids fun run or walk to honor the memory of a local Saugus veteran. Scott J. Procopio was on his second deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having previously served in Fallujah in 2005. He was killed in action as a result of a roadside bomb on the morning of April 2, 2006 in Ramadi Iraq. The Race will start in Saugus Center.
Proceeds from race registrations and donations will go to the CPL Scott J. Procopio Memorial Scholarship Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide educational scholarships and assistance to deserving members of area schools, and to provide educational scholarships and opportunities to the children, siblings and spouses of members of the United States Armed Forces who have been killed in combat operations. We have been awarding annual scholarships to graduating local seniors in memory of Cpl. Procopio since 2006, with fifteen annual scholarships awarded to date.
Kids Fun Run Course: This ½ mile Kids Fun Run is targeted for those 10 and under starting at 7:45am. The run will start by the rotary, along the sidewalk, down Main St. turn right on Summer St, right on Taylor St. where the kids will finish under the inflatable finish arch. This category doesn’t include a race t-shirt, but all kids will receive a finishers medal. If your child is 10 & under and wishes to participate in the 5K/10K and the Kids Fun Run please sign he/she in the individual category so he/she will receive an official race time.