EXETER —The third annual Dan Healy Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run is being held Sun., November 5 at 11:00 am. It starts and finishes at Dan’s monument at the Exeter Recreation Area, 4 Hampton Road, Exeter and is a certified, professionally timed 5K whose route winds through Dan’s childhood neighborhood.
SCPO Dan Healy was a Navy SEAL from SDV1 platoon in Hawaii temporarily attached to SEAL Team 10 at the time when he and ten other SEAL Team members were lost along with eight Army 160th SOAR members during a mission known as Operation Red Wings. He was an Exeter native, father of four, killed in Afghanistan in June of 2005 when his rescue helicopter was shot down by the Taliban. At the time it was the largest single loss of Navy SEALS since WWII. His mission is depicted in the movie “Lone Survivor” starring Mark Wahlberg.
The Dan Healy Memorial 5K benefits the Dan Healy Foundation, a 501c3 charity that benefits veterans in the Seacoast as well as single parent households. The foundation also gives scholarships to students entering the military or attending trade schools.
New this year to the race is the Silent Auction featuring donated items from businesses and individuals from around the Seacoast. And, all participants receive the beautiful, new 2017 challenge coin as well as other great items in their goody bags.
Runners, walkers, virtual runners, and volunteers who would like to participate can sign up by going to danhealyfoundation.org and finding this link