The tenth annual SFC Daniel B. Crabtree Memorial 5K, a race to honor Sgt. First Class Daniel Crabtree who was killed in action in Iraq, will take place on June 10. All proceeds support the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, an organization supporting fallen soldiers and their families.
Sponsored by Western Reserve Hospital, the 5K is open to people of all ages and abilities, and will feature door prizes, T-shirts and more. The race kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St., and ends at the Cuyahoga Falls/Silver Lake Police Memorial. Winning participants will receive medals and raffle prizes are given to those present.
Sgt. First Class Daniel Crabtree was a U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret. Crabtree was a member of Company B, 2 nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), of the Ohio Army National Guard. He served as a police officer in the Cuyahoga Falls and Hartville police departments, as well as a SWAT team member, husband and father. He was killed in action at the age of 31 in Al-Kut, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom on June 8, 2006.
To make a personal or corporate charitable donation, visit www.specialops.com, or contact Assistant Chief Fred Jackson, Falls Fire Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-971-8403.
Those interested in registering can visit Active.com and search "Crabtree 5K," or register at the Natatorium an hour before the 5K commences. The cost to participate is $25.