We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all past participants, supporters & volunteers, and a warm welcome to those of you who are new to our race and scholarship fund.

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Sept 11th terrorist attacks. We are planning to be back in person this year for our annual memorial 5k Run and Walk, which honors Captain DeConto and all those who lost their lives on 9/11. All proceeds and donations benefit the Captain Gerald F. DeConto Memorial Scholarship Fund which has been proudly awarding scholarships to Sandwich High School seniors since 2002.

#DeContoRace2022   Join us in person or virtually!

Register online, in person or by mail.  Please Registration tab for details.

For questions or more information, please email us at decontoroadrace@gmail.com

****************************************** History of Memorial Scholarship & Race *********************************

Captain DeConto, a Sandwich MA native, was killed during the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon while on duty in the Navy Command Center. At the time of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, Captain DeConto was in direct communication with the Secretary of the Navy coordinating the Navy’s response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. Captain DeConto was a dedicated Naval officer who was respected and admired by those he served for, by those he served with, and by those who served for him. He was a high-spirited, caring person who enjoyed many activities, one of which was running, and he enjoyed them most when they were shared with family and friends. His Navy career took him all over the world but he returned home to Cape Cod whenever he could, and he spent the weekend before 9/11 in Sandwich with family and friends. The Captain Gerald F. DeConto Memorial Scholarship Fund was set up in his memory to honor him and the legacy he left behind which is one of service to his country, leadership, friendship, and love of life and family. It is his family’s hope that through the scholarship fund Captain DeConto will continue to influence the lives of young people and that his memory and the ideals he believed in will live on. 

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