The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

August 18, 2013

Annual event set for Sept. 7

Chuck Smith Memorial 5K/10K Race

— Registration has begun for the 7th Annual Cpl. Chuck Smith Memorial 5K/10K Race at the YMCA of Southern West Virginia.

Community members are encouraged to run, walk or volunteer at the event scheduled Sept. 7 at 8 a.m. at the YMCA Paul Cline Memorial Youth Sports Complex.

Cpl. Chuck Smith was a Beckley Police Department officer killed in the line of duty in August 2006. The Y and PD partner each year to honor his memory.

All proceeds from the event will help to promote healthy, drug-free lifestyles to children in our region through active participation at the Y.

Printable race registration forms are available online at and at the Y Welcome Center.

Registration will be held at the Y now through Sept. 5 and on Sept. 7 between 7 and 8 a.m. at the Holcomb Building at the sports complex.

Those who want more information on the race may contact YMCA Sports and Recreation Director Daniel Vass at 304-252-0715 or daniel.