From Santa Margarita Catholic High School:
Santa Margarita Catholic High School will host the sixth annual Sarah DeMille 5K Memorial Run on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The 5K is held in memory of Sarah DeMille (SMCHS Class of 2005). Sarah was a four-year cross country and track athlete at SMCHS who had a deep love for her sport and teammates.
The Sarah DeMille Scholarship Award was set up in remembrance of Sarah Ashley DeMille. Sarah tragically died in an automobile accident while away at college in 2006.
While attending Northern Arizona University, Sarah volunteered to accompany a friend driving a fellow student at NAU home for the weekend so the driver would not have to make the long trip on mountain roads back to NAU alone. The student driving the car lost control while trying to avoid hitting a deer that ran across the road.
The run raises funds for the Sarah DeMille Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Sarah DeMille scholarship is awarded each year to a member of the girls cross country team who has a passion for running and her teammates, just as Sarah did. The money goes toward college expenses.
A large turnout is expected for this year’s celebration. The event includes a challenging 5K run for runners of all ability levels, one-mile fun run for kids 10 and under, goodie bags, T-shirts, a variety of vendors, music, and a pancake breakfast. Sarah’s family resides in Dana Point. The DeMille family has been instrumental in planning the event and will be in attendance.
“I believe Sarah is there watching, cheering and challenging every runner to give their best just as she always did,” said Gil Garcia, head coach of Santa Margarita’s girls cross country team. “My hope is that all of you will join us on July 19. Whether it your sixth time or your first time, I am positive you will have a great experience.”
This course is the SMCHS Cross Country home course and features times comparable to what you would run at Mt. SAC. This is a break from your normal summer road racing series and a chance to get out in the hills.
Professionally Timed Event; This year we will use a professional timing system run by Negative Split Running. Results will be available in minutes and then posted online.
Saturday, July 19
6:30-7:55 a.m. Check-In (Walk-up Registration will be available on race day)
8:15 a.m. 5K Memorial Run Begins
8:40 a.m. "Future Eagles" One Mile Fun Run Begins (10 and Under)
9 a.m. Pancake Breakfast Begins on the field
High school runner: $15
General Runner: $30
One Mile Future Eagles Fun Run: FREE!! (Please fill out entry form, ages 3-10)
Pancake breakfast only: $5
T-Shirt only: $10
*please note registration prices increase $10 after July 16
Runner registration includes a t-shirt while supplies last and pancake breakfast. Register online. Online registration will be open until noon on Thursday, July 17. The race is open to the public.
Santa Margarita Catholic High School, 22062 Antonio Parkway,
Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
For more information, please visit www.smhs.org/sarahdemille