More than 50 participants, ranging in age from 10 to 62, ran/walked in the Cpl. William B. Fulks Memorial 5K/10K Run, Walk & Ruck Race held Saturday, May 14, on the Meeks Mountain Trails at Hurricane City Park.
This trail event is an annual tribute to Cpl. William B. Fulks who was wounded while conducting combat operations in Anbar Province, Iraq, on May 1, 2006. Cpl. Fulks suffered second and third degree burns in addition to internal injuries when an IED (improvised explosive device) detonated beneath his Humvee near Fallujah. He succumbed to his wounds on Thursday, May 18, 2006 – just three days after his 23rd birthday. Cpl. Fulks was a member of the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. He grew up in Milton and attended Cabell Midland High School and Marshall University.
The proceeds from the race help fund a scholarship in honor of Cpl. Fulks. Proceeds also support the mission of Marine Corps League Detachment #1474 in its pursuit of service to veterans of our community.
Plaques were presented to the top male and female finishers in the 5K and 10 K races and the top finishers in the Ruck Race. Ruck Race participants ran carrying a 30-pound rucksack.
5K winners were: 1st Male – Samuel Warner, 1st Female – Katie Doerner; 2nd Male – Matt Stevens, 2nd Female – A. Billingsley; 3rd Male – Joseph Estep, 3rd Female – Traci Thomas-Wells.
10K winners were: 1st Female – Emili Stevens, 1st Male – Chuck Dent; 2nd Female – Holly Edwards, 2nd Male – Andrew Dawson; 3rd Male – Connor Stonestreet, 3rd Female – Emilee Stevens.
10K Ruck Race winners were: 1st – Trey Turley; 2nd – Vince Turley.
A full list of participants and their times can be found at https://aptiming.com/race/results/1341