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5K to Honor Fallen Officer at Darlington Raceway



Carraway Family at Darlington RacewayDarlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp, far right, is seen in the attached photo with members of the Terrence Carraway family at the 2018 5K event, including Terrence's wife Allison (standing next to Tharp).

DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (Sept. 18, 2019) - Nearly a year has passed since the tragic death of City of Florence Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway. Carraway, a lifelong resident of Darlington, S.C., was killed in the line of duty on October 3, 2018, but his memory continues to live on and his hometown track, Darlington Raceway, wants to continue to honor him for years to come.

On November 1, the track will host its second consecutive 5K event, but with a new name. The event will now be titled the Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K with proceeds from the event benefiting the Terrence F. Carraway Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, which is raising donations for a new South Carolina Fallen Officers Memorial Park in his honor on Main St. in Darlington.

The goal of the Memorial Park is to honor fallen South Carolina police officers and canines who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The 5K, slated to begin at 6:30 p.m., will run under the lights at Darlington Raceway for the second consecutive year.

"We're excited to bring back the 5K event to Darlington Raceway. It's our honor to rename the event the Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K and have the proceeds benefit the Terrence F. Carraway Foundation," track President Kerry Tharp said. "We encourage runners of all ages to register early for this event and enjoy a unique experience running under the lights, while contributing to a worthy and meaningful cause."

Participants may pre-register online for the event for a fee of $25 per participant by visiting https://DarlingtonRaceway5K.itsyourrace.com/register/. Day-of registration will be $30 per person.

Packet pickup for the 5K will be available on Thursday, October 31, at the Darlington Raceway Museum, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. or on event day at the track beginning at 5 p.m.

The 5K course will start and end at the start-finish line of the race track. All participants will receive a t-shirt for running in the event.

Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available by contacting Tyler Grube, Director of Corporate Sales, at 843-395-8877 or tgrube@darlingtonraceway.com.

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