5K race on Aug. 4th honors fallen soldier


The 4th annual "On Your Marc" benefit 5k run/walk, will be held Saturday, Aug. 4. The event honors Marc J. Small, a U. S. Army Special Forces Green Beret medic killed in 2009 while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Marc's mother and sister, Mary and Megan MacFarland, are co-founders of the race in cooperation with Lower Providence Township.

Proceeds from the run benefit "Small Steps in Speech" a nonprofit started by Marc's fiancée, Amanda Charney, to help children with speech disabilities.

The run will start at the Lower Providence Township Fire Department, 3199 Ridge Pike, Eagleville, Pa. 19403.

Early check-in will be held Friday, August 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the firehouse. Race day check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. The race will start at 8:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 8:35 a.m.

There will be a post-run event at Brother Paul's, 3300 Ridge Pike, Eagleville, with raffles and food.

Pre-registration is available online at lowerprovidence.org/events. New this year is a family discount rate of $40 per person for four or more family members, and a doggie registration of $15 which includes bandana.

For information, contact Megan MacFarland at 610-416-9898, or email: onyourmarc8@yahoo.com.