The Mark Forester Foundation will be holding the first annual Memorial Race this weekend to raise money for scholarships. My understanding is that there will be at several hundred people attending.

There are different events, a one mile fun-run, and then 5k and 10k runs. Prizes will be awarded. There is also face painting and other activities for kids.

Mark’s Brother Thad will also be leading a separate activity, get this; a 30 mile walk, one mile for each year Mark would have been alive. He tells me that he already has a few dozen signed up for that:

Schedule of events (at Haleyville High School)

7:00 am – Pre-registration for those that haven’t already registered on-line or via mail. If you wait to register on race day, there is a chance you will not get a t-shirt due to lack of availability.
8:30 am – Presentation of the flag/National Anthem
9:00 am – 10k race starts
9:30 am – 5k race starts/activities on football field begin (bounce houses, face painting, etc)
10:00 am – 1 mile fun run starts
10:30 am – Door prizes
11:00 am – Awards

Should be an awesome weekend. For more details on the event and registration, please visit: Mark Forester’s Memorial Website