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CHAMBERSBURG – Local residents are invited to participate in the 16th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race/Walk on July 13 to help raise scholarship funds for Chambersburg high school seniors.

Held annually, the race honors the memory of Tim and Susan Cook who died tragically in a car accident in 2002. Funds raised are donated to the Tim and Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship fund at Chambersburg Area Senior High School (CASHS).  

Tim and Susan were both graduates of CASHS and remained involved with the school and their community. Tim was a mathematics teacher and girls’ cross country and track coach, and Susan was an administrative assistant at Shippensburg University. 

Members of the community are invited to register for this race, regardless if you run a three-minute mile or walk a 30-minute mile. The event founders chose a one-mile race to honor Tim, who was the first state champion runner and loved one-mile races as well as enable any runner, jogger or walker to participate.

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The scholarships funded by this race are awarded by the Chambersburg Area School District Foundation each May and keep the Cooks’ spirit alive by contributing to the continued education of local high school graduates. 

The pre-registration deadline is June 20, and the race-day registration will begin at 7 a.m. at CASHS upper concession stand. The women’s and girls’ race/walk begins at 8 a.m. followed by the men’s and boys’ race/walk at 8:30 a.m. Both races begin at Chambersburg Area Middle School and end at CASHS.

Pre-registration for the race is $15 without a T-shirt and $20 with a T-shirt on or before June 20. After this date, registration is $25 with a T-shirt while supplies last. 

To sign up for the race, register online at Chambersburg.org/Events or visit the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce at 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg.

Contact Angela Schaeffer at 717-264-7101 ext. 208 or aschaeffer@chambersburg.org for more information about the race or scholarships.

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