Yarnell, AZ March 20, 2017: This year marks the 4th anniversary of the Yarnell Hill Fire and the loss that ensued. The Annual Yarnell Memorial Run will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 in Memory of the 19 Hotshots who perished in 2013. Start and Finish line will be at the Yarnell Assembly of God.
The Memorial Run met with great success last June due to the addition of a 19k, in which each kilometer honored one of the firefighters. Race Director, Denise Roggio, is excitedly planning: “Response to this event has been overwhelming! With the feedback we received last year, the Memorial Run keeps improving. We’re expecting a 15% increase in participation and proceeds on June 3rd.” The 5k, 10k and Fun Run/Walk Events are also available for 2017. Sponsors include Augie’s Restaurant, Prescott; Stewart Hardware, Wickenburg; United Charitable and Swift Charities of Phoenix.
Yarnell Fire District has a Facebook page and dedicated website for this important event: https://yarnellmemorialrun.com Interested participants and sponsors can read the story behind the run, view course maps and elevation, see the sponsors, book a nearby place to stay, and register for any of the events. Early bird registration ends April 16, 2017.
Plans include raffles and music.
Proceeds benefit the Yarnell Fire District, Eric Marsh Foundation and William H. Warneke Foundation.
Contact Denise Roggio for information by calling 928-427-6578 or using the contact form on the website.