5K for Johnnie K race set for May 9

By on March 25, 2015

The Cocalico High School LEO Club has scheduled its annual 5K for Johnnie K for Saturday, May 9, with a 10 a.m. race time and registration beginning at 9 a.m.

As in previous years, start and finish are both at the Adamstown Pool. A two-mile walk will occur simultaneously.

All proceeds will support the Freeland family. Wes is currently battling Grade 4 Glioblastoma and with the help of his wife, Jennica; daughter, Amelia; and huge support system of family and friends.

Photo courtesy CHS LEO Club Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit Wes Freeland, left, who is battling Grade 4 Glioblastoma.  With Freeland is daughter Amelia and wife Jennica.

Photo courtesy CHS LEO Club
Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit Wes Freeland, left, who is battling Grade 4 Glioblastoma. With Freeland is daughter Amelia and wife Jennica.

Wes Freeland has proved he is a fighter just like John W. Keene IV (Johnnie) for whom the run was named. John was the husband of Lynn Keene, a teacher at Cocalico High School. Johnnie was an avid runner (completed both Tough Mudders and Spartan Races) and played rugby for West Chester University and Brandywine Men’s Rugby Clubs.

Keene is a member of the Neshaminy High School Sports Hall of Fame after being inducted for baseball and football. He enjoyed running with his dog Pete, playing golf, kayaking and fishing; and everything baseball. The couple spent many hours running Pete at Middle Creek. Keene passed away Nov. 8, 2011 of colon cancer/Lynch Syndrome.

Registration and payment of $15 can be completed on active.com or on race day. Details will also be posted on our Facebook page; search 5K for Johnnie K. T-shirts will be available for purchase on race day and age group winners will receive commemorative awards.

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