The San Marino Tribune will proudly co-sponsor the 12th annual J.P. Blecksmith Memorial 5K Walk & Run on Monday, July 4, which will begin at 8 a.m. in the northwest corner of San Marino Avenue and Huntington Drive. The race honors the memory of United States Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant J.P. Blecksmith, a former San Marino resident, who gave his life on November 11, 2004 during Operation Iraqi Freedom II in Fallujah, Iraq.
The event supports the J.P. Blecksmith Leadership Foundation at Flintridge Prep, where J.P. graduated high school in 1999. A scholarship is awarded annually in J.P.’s name to a deserving senior.
The cost of the event is $25 which includes an official race t-shirt and commemorative medallion. Registration is available at jpblecksmith.org or on race day beginning at 6:45 a.m. and closing at 7:45 a.m.
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