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Dashan J. Briggs Memorial Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2021 by his spouse and family. Technical Sergeant Dashan Briggs made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the 106th NYS Air National Guard unit as a Special Missions Aviator in Western Iraq on March 15, 2018 when his HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter crashed. The foundation was created to honor his legacy by supporting future generations and teaching them to succeed through perseverance, hard work, and dedication- all traits he embodied.
All proceeds from this event will go to the Dashan J. Briggs Memorial Foundation that awards scholarships to students in Riverhead and Comsewogue High School, and to future workshops and seminars to help teach our youth important life skills that they do not necessarily learn in school such as CPR/AED training, car maintenance, finances, and basic cooking classes, etc.
This will be the first year that the Run for Briggs 5k Run will be held on Memorial Day Weekend, the kickoff to the Suffolk County Veterans Run Series. Please join us for Memorial Day Ceremonies directly after the run to honor all the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country. We will be dedicating this run not only to Dashan but to the other 6 fallen members of the Jolly 51 Crew as well.
This year we are humbled and honored to be taking over the tradition from the "I Did the Grid 4k" where you will be running for 4 service-members whose names will be on your bib. ~ We Run For Those Who Cannot ~ 🇺🇸
Participant's will receive a custom race t-shirt made of super soft ring spun cotton. Shirts guaranteed to those that register by end of day 5/12/23.
Packet pickup will take place at Sayville Running Company (19 Main St. Sayville) on Saturday May 27th from 11am-4pm. Participants are welcome to have someone else pick up their bib and t-shirt for them. Packet pickup will begin at 7:30 am on day of race.
Earn a Go Ruck patch by signing up for the 5k Ruck.
10lbs for anyone under 150lbs
20lbs for anyone over 150lbs
Check out our giant raffles and win some great prizes. Each participant in the race automatically gets one free raffle entry, but anyone can buy additional raffle tickets on site on raceday.
We will have plenty of water and refreshments, fruit, bagels, and many more to all race participants!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
1. Click on the results tab on the main registration page
2. Click "submit virtual results" button
3. Find yourself by entering your name
4. Enter your time
Results take a few minutes to update, so it may be a short time before you see yourself on the leaderboard
1.After registering for the race, click the circle icon in the top right corner of RunSignUp.com
3.Scroll down to "Upcoming Races"
4.Select "View Pre-Race Bib" under Run for Briggs 5k
Feel free to print your bib and wear it while you race OR post it to social media and let everyone know that you're running the Run for Briggs!
Additional race information can be found at http://djbriggsfoundation.org.
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