There are 1,000 runners set to take part in the 4th Annual Glen Doherty Memorial 5K/10K Road Race, which will be held at 12:00 pm on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at 109 Skillings Road in Winchester, Ma.
The race was created to raise money for the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation, which has the goal of easing the transition for Special Operations individuals from military to civilian life. They also hope to preserve and honor the memory of Navy Seal Glen Doherty as well as all of those that have made the ultimate sacrifice defending the U.S.
Kate Quigley, Glen Doherty’s sister told American Military News about the race, “It is amazing to have friends and family as well as those who embrace our cause come together to do something Glen loved. Recreation and friendship were at the core of who glen was as a person and his laughter and spirit are felt in abundance on race day. Helping men like Glen transition successfully from military life to civilian life with scholarships is tremendously healing for me in the grieving process. His spirit lives on in these men, and we will continue honor the legacy of my brother and friend lost way too soon.”
Glen Doherty was a Navy SEAL that was one of the four Americans killed in the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012. He was working for the CIA’s Global Response staff in Libya on Sept. 11 that year. He was a part of the quick reaction force that left Tripoli to help rescue Ambassador Chris Stevens and the rest of his team at the consulate.
He and the quick reaction force arrived at a CIA annex which was just a mile away from where Ambassador Stevens was under attack. He and another Navy SEAL, Tyrone Woods went onto the roof of one of the CIA annex buildings and they came under mortar fire, killing both men.
According to a news release by the foundation, the mission for the foundation is to provide:
“(1) scholarships for current or former Special Operations Professionals and their children to be used for traditional education, (2) scholarships for current or former Special Operations Professionals for vocational and non-traditional training, (3) subsidies and grants for the children of Special Operations Professionals to attend leadership camps, and (4) gifts to the families of Special Operations Professionals and Foreign Service Officers where a loss or life-changing debilitating injury has been suffered as a way of supporting the family unit through positive outdoor activities.”