2004-06-04 / Sports

McCarthy Memorial 5K Race Set For June 19

McCarthy Memorial 5K Race Set For June 19

The 13th Annual Major Eugene McCarthy Memorial 5K Race will be run at Marine Park this year on Saturday, June 19, 2004. This race is run in memory of Marine Major Eu_gene McCarthy a 1973 graduate of Nazareth Regional High School.

Following graduation from Nazareth, Eugene went on to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Serving his country through active service in the United States Marine Corp, he rose to the rank of Major. His career path included training as a Navy diver and paratrooper, having completed the very challenging Army Ranger School. His spirit of commitment to his county continued as he volunteered for several tours of duty as Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency. During Operation Snowcap, Eugene served as a helicopter pilot in the front-line war against drugs operating in the jungles of Peru.

In the 1991 war with Iraq Operation Desert Storm, Eugene gave his life for his country while flying a helicopter in Saudi Arabia. Eugene is memorialized at the Major McCarthy Memorial Triangle located at East 31st Street/ Avenue N and Kings Highway. Nazareth also honors our fallen hero and alumnus each year by sponsoring the annual Major Eugene McCarthy Memorial 5K Race.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Nazareth Cares Scholarship Program. The Nazareth Cares Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to families and children who have shown their commitment to Catholic education throughout their elementary school years. For the 2004-2005 school year, Nazareth Cares will provide full or partial scholarships to over 20 incoming freshman and twenty-eight sophomores and juniors who have been part of the program since their freshman year. We are proud to count the Michael Gordon Foundation among our benefactors.

Registration for this year’s race is available on line at www.active.com or by visiting our website at www. naza rethrhs.org. Race day registration will be at Nazareth Regional High School, 475 E. 57th Street, Brooklyn, beginning at 8 am. Buses will transport all runners to Marine Park and back to Nazareth for the awards ceremony and after party. Please see a list of Race Sponsors by visiting our website. For further information, please call Nazareth’s Development/Alumni Affairs Office at (718) 763-1100 ext. 231/ 232.


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