Captain Gerald F. DeConto, USN Memorial Scholarship 5k Run/Walk

Sun September 18, 2022 Sandwich, MA 02653 US Directions

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Stop & Shop Plaza 65 Rt 6A
Sandwich, MA US 02653


Thank you for your support of the 2022 Captain Gerald F. DeConto Memorial 5k Run & Walk and Memorial Scholarship Fund!  Thanks to your generosity we have been proudly awarding scholarships in Captain DeConto’s memory since 2002.  Thank you to our race participants, volunteers, sponsors and prize donors who made this year’s race a rewarding community event, and thank you to our virtual participants who joined us.

Timing results for the 2022 in-person race held on September 18, 2022 can be found at: Captain Gerald F. DeConto USN Memorial 5k Run Walk (

Timing results for the 2022 virtual race can be found on this site under the Results tab.

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Race & Scholarship Fund History:

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 USN 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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