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On June 9, 2011, Investigator Warren “SNEAK” Lewis, 38, along with members of the United States Marshals Service, went to a residence in Kinston to serve a warrant. They were conducting a search of the residence when Investigator Lewis was shot and killed. Investigator Lewis had served with the Nash County Sheriff's Office for nine years and was a sworn Deputy United States Marshal. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and parents. This race will be held in his honor.
September of 2012 was the first year for this race and 400 runners and walkers registered for the event. Nepohahl Patel led all finishers in 18:19 while Sandra Lewis was the fastest female with a 24:37 clocking.
The races will start and finish at the Middlesex Fire Station located at 12535 West Hanes Avenue in Middlesex. The 5K will begin at 8:30 am followed by the start of the mile at 9:30. The SNEAK Kid Dash will begin at 10:00 am.
In the 5K awards will be given to the top three males overall, to the top three females overall, to the top three law enforcement/emergency service runners of each sex and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups: (both sexes) 15-under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-over.In the mile and the Kid Dash (ages 10 and under) each finisher will receive a medal.
The entry fees for the 5K are $25, if received NLT August 19, and $35, thereafter, up to and including race day. For the mile the fee is $15 (or $15 if a t-shirt is desired), and the fee for the Kid Dash is $5. There are no late fees for those two races. The fees for the 5K and mile include a tech t-shirt - guaranteed to all those registered by August 19th.
Late Registration/Packet Pickup
Late entrants can register and pre-registered entrants can pick up their packets on Friday, September 13th from 5-7 pm at the Middlesex Elementary School (13081 West Hanes Avenue in Middlesex) or on race day at the Middlesex Fire Station beginning at 7 am.
The event will also feature other family fun activities, face painting, bouce house, health stations, live music and corn hole boards.
Proceeds from the race will go to the Warren “SNEAK” Lewis Law Enforcement Foundation. The foundation has two main objectives, to provide yearly scholarships to local high school students and to assist law enforcement officers and their families across the state in times of need as voted on by the foundation's Board of Directors.