2024 Gold Star Run for Honor...


5K Run :
: Run 3.1 Miles
10K Run :
: Run 6.2 Miles
1 Mile Walk :
: 1 Mile Walk
Kids Fun Run :
: Kids Run
  • Race Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024
  • Start Time: 8:00AM EDT
  • Location:Saugus Town Hall
  • City/State/Zip:Saugus, Massachusetts 01906
  • Country: USA

_ The 2024 Gold Star Run for Honor:

Date: May 25, 2024

Start Time: 8AM

Details: Join us for an early morning run or walk in memory of Scott Procopio who was killed in action 16 years ago in Ramadi, Iraq. Run/Walk distance options include: 5K, 10K, 1 Mile Walk and a Kids Fun Run. The last 4 years this event has raised more than $25K to be allocated to High School seniors furthering their education. 

Location: Saugus Town Hall, Saugus MA 

Race Fee's: *(Add $5 for the 10K distance)
$20 through 1/31
$25 through 3/31
$30 through 5/18
$35 Race Week
$45 Race Day 
Youth 15 & Under - $15 through 5/24, $20 on race day

1 Mile Walk Fee's: 
$25 through 5/24
$35 on Race Day

Kids Fun Run (10 & Under Only) - *Includes Event Shirt
$15 through 5/26
$20 on Race Day

Packet Pickup/Race Day Reg: Opens at 6:45AM at Saugus Center in front of the Town Hall. Packet pickup is on race day ONLY. 

Course: Choose from a 5K, 10K or 1 Mile Walk.
The 5K and 10K courses are a mix of flat and rollers with one good size climb. All distances start at the same time, intersect and split at different points and all fuel stops will have water and electrolytes.Strollers and dogs are welcome.

Kids Fun Run Course: This 1/4 mile Kids Fun Run is targeted for those 10 and under starting at 7:45am. Pre-registered kids will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Their run will circle the shutdown rotary and will finish under the High5EM finish archway on Taylor St. If your child is 10 & under and wishes to participate in the 5K or 10K and do the Kids Fun Run please sign he/she up in the 5K/10K so they receive a race time. 

1 Mile Walk: Walkers will receive all the race accolades without having to run.

Swag: Participants will receive custom designed race bibs and finisher medals. Shirts will be guaranteed to those pre-registered by 5/4.

5K and 10K Awards:
Overall Top 3 M/F  – Cash Prizes
1st, 2nd and 3rd M/F in each age group: Under 15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
Top 3 Strollers
No double dipping 

Cash Prizes:
Top M/F: $150
2nd place M/F: $100
3rd place M/F: $50

Top M/F:$100
2nd place M/F:$50
3rd place M/F: $25

Festivities: There will be a variety of community sponsors and vendors setup in front of the Saugus Town Hall. Essex Landing will be on site providing hot dogs for all participants and other food/drink will be available. Evolvement Radio will provide the entertainment all morning along. Stick around for the Saugus Memorial Day Parade to follow. 

More about Scott: Scott was on his second deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having previously served in Fallujah in 2005. He was killed in action as a result of a roadside bomb on the morning of April 2, 2006 in Ramadi, Iraq.

Beneficiary: 100% of the event proceeds will be allocated to CPL Scott J. Procopio Memorial Scholarship program to provide high school seniors with academic scholarships.

Weather: This event will take place rain or shine!  

Race Refunds & Event Cancellations: We understand life happens and things may come up. We’ve implemented a defer and transfer policy for FREE up to a certain date for all High5EM events. Transfers or deferments made after said date will incur a small fee for administration purposes. In the case of event cancellation due to public safety, inclement weather or some other unforeseen power at be, the entire event will become virtual. 

Event Contact: High5EM | 978-594-7050 | [email protected]

Other Info:

-) 2024 race registration is open • Registration Information 

Previous Results:

2023 Results at: runsignup.com 
2022 Results at: runsignup.com 
2021 Results at: runsignup.com 

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