SABINA — The seventh annual LCpl. Brett Wightman Memorial 5K will be held this Saturday morning, Nov. 11 beginning at the Sabina Elementary School.
The event is a fundraiser for the Brett Wightman Foundation, which provides two scholarships to East Clinton High School graduating seniors.
Pre-registration is ongoing and continues through the day of the event. However, for those who wish to receive a T-shirt with their race goodie bag, they need to pre-register by this Wednesday, Nov. 8. A breakfast also is included for those who pre-register. The entry fee is $30.
For those who don’t choose to run but are interested in the breakfast (open to the general public) being served at the school between 7 a.m. to about 11 a.m., the cost is $8 per person, and $5 for a veteran. A portion of the proceeds from the breakfast, which is being presented by Sabina Lodge 324, will go to the Brett Wightman Foundation.
The start time for the 5K will be 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Day-of-event registration will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. A Kids Fun Run will follow the 5K.
Participants are advised to dress for the weather. The course is described as a flat route outside Sabina. A part of the race will be on State Route 729 which is designated to honor Wightman as a fallen soldier.
The LCpl. Brett Wightman Memorial 5K/Kids Fun Run was started for a day of remembrance and celebration of life for LCpl. Wightman who lost his life on Aug. 3, 2005 serving his country in Hadithah, Iraq.
You may register online at www.brettwightmanmemorial.com which has a link for registering. This year’s registration is managed through Race Penguin.
Timing of the 5K should be enhanced this year because runners’ running time will not start until they reach the starting line, even if they are in the back of the pack.
“We have a lot of people come every year,” said Wightman’s father, Keith Wightman.