Footrace for the Fallen raises more than $20k

By PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader
October 16. 2017 10:02PM
Hundreds of runners took part in the Footrace for the Fallen 5K in Manchester on Sunday.The race is held to honor the memory and sacrifice of the city's fallen police officers. Proceeds directly benefit the Manchester Police Athletic League, a center city organization dedicated to mentoring at-risk youth. (COURTESY Manchester Police Dept.)

MANCHESTER — The annual Footrace for the Fallen, the 5-kilometer road race hosted each fall by the Manchester Police Department to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, was held Sunday and raised over $20,000 for the Manchester Police Athletic League.

According to Manchester Police Lt. Brian O’Keefe, “just shy of 900” runners participated in this year’s race. Millennium Running handled the race timing, and O’Keefe estimates between $20,000 and $25,000 was raised for the Manchester Police Athletic League, an organization dedicated to mentoring at-risk youth.

The race began in 2007, the year after Manchester officer Michael Briggs was killed, making him the fourth officer in the department’s history to fall while in the line of duty. The tribute was extended in 2015 to fallen officers from throughout the state.

Tyler Scopelites, 15, of Litchfield was the top finisher in 18 minutes, 8 seconds, while his twin brother Trevor placed second at 18:11.

The top adult male runner was Garrett Malloy, 34, of Salem, with a time of 18:19, while the top female runner was Kristin Wege, 33, of Salem, who crossed the finish line in 19:39.


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