Join us for the 15th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial ChambersFest 1-Mile Race/Walk on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
7AM Registration at Chambersburg Memorial YMCA
8AM Women’s and Girl’s Race/Walk
8:30AM Men’s and Boy’s Race/Walk
9:30AM Results Ceremony
Races begin at Chambersburg Area Middle School and end at Chambersburg Area Senior High School.
Why We Run/Walk:
Tim E. Cook and Susan M. Cook were both 49 when they died on December 13, 2002 as a result of a car accident. Both were 1971 graduates of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. Tim was a mathematics teacher at the high school for 28 years and was the coach of the girls’ cross country and track teams. Susan was an administrative assistant at Shippensburg University. Money raised from this race is contributed to the Tim and Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of the Cooks and in honor of their dedication to education.
Why One Mile:
There are not many 1 mile races - so why 1 mile for this race? Tim Cook, a 1971 graduate of CASHS, was the first state champion runner from the school. While he championed in the 2 mile race, he loved the mile race. The event founders believe that a 1 mile race would appear to runners, joggers and walkers of all levels. The Cooks were a deeply caring and and kind couple, and always worked to include and support everyone to be their best, regardless of ability. Holding the race down McKinley Avenue also brings the participants down the same path the Coach Cook logged so many miles over the years, literally following in his footsteps and finishing at the school where he dedicated himself to teaching and coaching.
The entire community is invited to register for this race in memory of the Cooks, regardless if you run a 3 minute mile or walk a 30 minute mile. Proceeds benefit a scholarship in the Cook's honor to continue their dedication to education and drive to allow everyone to be their best!
Register online here or complete and return the Cook Race form to the Chamber office: Robin Harmon 100 Lincoln Way East Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Sponsorships are also available. Click here for information.