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One Hundred-Plus Compete in Cpl. Fulks Memorial Trail Race

Over one hundred runners embraced the challenge of the Meeks Mountain Trails at Hurricane City Park on May 4th at the Cpl. Fulks Memorial 5K & 10K.

The Cpl. Fulks Memorial Trail Race is an annual event on the winding Meeks Mountain Trails at Hurricane City Park. The race commemorates Marine Corps Cpl. William B. Fulks who died May 18, 2006 from wounds and burns suffered while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. The race serves as a fundraiser for the William B. Fulks Marine Corps League Detachment 1474 scholarship fund. This year, Detachment 1474 is giving out three $500 scholarships in honor of Cpl. Fulks.

A total of 103 individuals participated in the 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4th event which featured 5K, 10K, and 5K Ruck races. Jordan Garrett of St. Albans was the first 5K finisher with a time of 27:08.1. Laura King of Hurricane took first in the 10K with a time of 49:36.4. The 5K Ruck winner was William Blake of Scott Depot with a time of 30:07.7.

The top male and female winners in each of the three races received trophies produced by Bear Wood Company of Hurricane. Receiving trophies were: 5K males — Jordan Garrett, Brandon Doerner, and Caleb Stillwell; 5K females — Katie Doerner, Sarah Doerner, Kellie Blake; 10K males — Caleb Sapp, Zach Hansen, Matthew Bane; 10K females — Laura King, Nicole Michaelis, Victoria Geis; 5K Ruck males — William Blake, Jay Cales, Sam Cales; 5K Ruck females — Toni Lopez, Maria Cain.

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