Calling all runners, walkers and anyone who want to be part of a family fun day and remember that her life still shines. Today the Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation announced their June 8th half-day event to celebrate the life of Katie DeCubellis, a 13-year-old Narragansett teen tragically killed by a drunk driver on October 29, 1999.
Year after year the KDMF 5K race/walk has grown throughout Rhode Island. The relatively flat, certified course winds through beautiful Narragansett, welcoming runners and walkers of all skill levels and takes place rain or shine.
“Each year, this race allows us to continue to celebrate Katie’s life and keep her spirit and legacy alive” says John DeCubellis, Katie’s father. Proceeds from the Race will be used to further the objectives of the KDMF and continue to support its scholarship endowment program that provides annual scholarships to deserving students throughout Rhode Island.
To date, The KDMF has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships, prizes and donations. John and Meg have given presentations in schools and conferences throughout the country, reaching more than 120,000 students and adults. Their message focuses on the choices each of us make every day, and how those choices can and will shape our lives, for better or worse.
In addition to a competitive race and walk, the event is family friendly. Attractions include face painting, an inflatable bounce, free Brickley’s ice cream, pizza, hot dogs, raffles, and music. Among the raffle prizes is a Providence Bruins family fun pack.
John DeCubellis further tells this Examiner, “I cannot believe that we have been without Katie for fifteen years and are blessed to continue to receive such great support from the community. We are truly grateful!”
The race will begin and end at the Narragansett High School. Race day registration and check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. The 5K run and walk gets under way at 9:30 a.m. The pre-registration fee through June 6th is $18.00. ON-LINE REGISTRATION is also available at the KDMF website listed below. For race day registration, or any applications postmarked after June 6th, the fee will be $20.00.
Awards and prizes will be given to the first three male and female runners in several age divisions from 10 to 70+ years, as well as a wheelchair division. Tee-shirts will be provided to the first 500 registered participants. For more information log onto www.kdmf.org