About This Event: The Kevin Peck Memorial Run was established in honor of Kevin Peck, a 1998 graduate of Northwest High School who was tragically killed in December of 2011. Kevin was a state qualifying track and cross country runner. His untimely death was a tragedy to all who knew him. In his memory, the Kevin Peck Perseverance Award Scholarship was created.
Kevin often lamented that the hardest step of running was the first. He held the belief that hard work would pay off, and once he got going, eventually he would reach his goal if he kept at it. It is with this in mind that this award is presented, to serve as a first step.
On behalf of the friends and family of Kevin Peck, we have the honor of presenting this award to the senior athlete whose performance dramatically improved from their first season running through their last. This does not necessarily mean the fastest runner or MVP. It is the athlete who reflects the determination, focus and drive that Kevin had to persevere, and become the outstanding runner that he was. Please take the "First Step" and join the run.
T-shirt sizes will be limited after July 18, 2020! Location and Start Times: 6:45 AM - Packet Pickup St. Helena Heritage Park Pavilion 7:30 AM - 1/4 Mile Kids Fun Run Starts/Ends in Helena Heritage Park for kids 10 & Under. 8:00 AM - 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk Starts on Canal St. (Buck Chevrolet) & Ends in St.Helena Heritage Park. New this year - 10K !! Course details coming soon... Proceeds: The event will benefit the Kevin Peck Perseverance Award Scholarship and the Northwest Local Schools Track and Cross Country teams.
Can't participate? Visit our fundraiser page. Donations can also be made through the registration process.
Thank you to our sponsors ! Diamond - Community Health Care Gold - Clif Bars, Mint Brook Meadow Teas, Inc., Performance Health, Portage Lakes Eagles, Run with Perseverance, Schalmo Homes, The Engraver's Edge Silver - 3R Sales & Service Inc., Apple Creek Bank, BellStores, Innovairre, JonMar Gear & Machine, Kaster Eye Clinic, Snap Fitness, Swigart Eastering Funeral Home Bronze - Heritage Square Pharmacy, Peace Love and Little Donuts, Sears Beldon Village
Apples 2 Apples Series: This event is part of the Apples 2 Apples Series include 5 events for $100! Registration for the Apples 2 Apples Series. 03/14/2020 - 2020 Louisville St. Patrick's Day 5K at Louisville High School 05/02/2020 - 2020 Duke Melee Obstacle Challenge & 5K Run/Walk at Marlington High School 05/25/2020 - 2020 Hero Run 5K Run/Walk at Perry High School 07/25/2020 - 2020 Kevin Peck Memorial Run at St. Helena Heritage Park 09/19/2020 - 2020 Mad Hatter 5K Run/Walk at Manchester High School