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5k run & walk to celebrate local hero, Mark Hummeldorf
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The second annual #HonorMark 5K run, walk & kids fun run, which remembers the life of Richmond Hill resident Mark Edward Hummeldorf, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23,  on Hutchinson Island.

Hummeldorf served our nation in the armed forces with the Marine Corps for four years and as a firefighter/paramedic for Southside Fire and EMS, Savannah Fire Rescue, and Parris Island Fire Rescue. During his time in the Marine Corps, Hummeldorf was awarded the Purple Heart for his bravery, which he also exemplified daily in his actions as a first responder. Unfortunately, our community lost this hero on November 22, 2017 when Hummeldorf died at the age of 33; leaving behind his wife Angie, and two children.

Organizers say the purpose of the #HonorMark race and initiative is to carry on Hummeldorf's  legacy of service and sacrifice by giving back to the community he served through charitable donations. This year’s race includes a Virtual Run option – so that Hummeldorf's friends and family all over the world can run to honor his life at the same time.

The race is supported by Savannah Union Fire Fighters, Service Brewing & Fleet Feet and will start at 8:30 a.m. on Hutchinson Island.

“We were so moved at the support of our race last year with over 250 participants, we feel it is our honor to continue to celebrate Mark’s life,” said good friend, fellow firefighter and race director, Tyler Carlson. “This family-friendly event is planned to help lift Angie and her children up.”

All area fire departments, Marines, veterans, service members, paramedics, runners, walkers, cross fitters as well as anyone, are encouraged to participate.

“Being a veteran myself, I feel it is important for Fleet Feet to support causes like this, honoring those we have lost. We are proud to support this race and celebratory event,” said Mike Nadeau, owner of Fleet Feet Savannah.

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