Celebrating Unity, Integrity and Honor

4th Annual Clark Perkins Memorial Run

February 1 - March 23, 2024


Join Clarks family, friends, lacrosse teammates, fellow Marines and Firefighters around the world to celebrate the life of Clark Perkins. From February 1- March 23, 2024 participate by joining in a virtual a run, walk, bike or swim activity. Create fitness and fundraising challenges with other participant’s across the globe and support the Hamilton Fire Department and the Clark Perkins Memorial Scholarship fund.


Update and post your individual or team results on the Charity Footprints app, post pictures, chat with friends, sharing stories, and celebrate the memory of Clark in unity across the globe.


On March 23 we will hold our in person 5k in Hamilton NY where we will offer our thanks to our supporters and present a short video compilation of the photos uploaded by the participants from across the globe and include thank you videos from Clarks family and close friends. We will complete the event with a 5k run led by the Colgate Men’s Lacrosse team that will conclude at Andy Kerr Stadium.


The video would be posted on YouTube to invite further donations and help us promote and prepare for the 5th Annual Clark Perkins Memorial Run in 2025!


COMPLETED: 79 miles
TARGET: 30,000 miles
RAISED: $ 1,000
TARGET: $ 15,000
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Ensuring safety, serving community: Hamilton Fire Department - ISO Class 3. 35 miles southeast of Syracuse, our all-volunteer force of 50 ensures safety across 27 square miles, from Colgate University to Hamilton Municipal Airport, with commitment and dedication at the heart of our service.

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50% of the proceeds go to the Hamilton volunteer Fire Department and the other 50% supports the Clark Perkins Memorial Scholarship at Colgate University.
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