Thursday, 23 May 2024 13:44

Gavin Park Hosting Abigail Jenks Memorial Ruck Race

Photo of last year’s Abigail Jenks Memorial Ruck Race provided by Karey Hall Trimmings. Photo of last year’s Abigail Jenks Memorial Ruck Race provided by Karey Hall Trimmings.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Gavin Park will host the Abigail Jenks Memorial Ruck Race at 9 a.m. on Memorial Day. The 5K is in honor of all those who died in the line of duty, especially Specialist 4th Class Abigail Jenks, a town of Wilton resident and Saratoga Springs class of 2019 graduate.

Proceeds go towards the Abigail Jenks Scholarship at Saratoga High School, awarded to graduating seniors enlisting in the military; as well as the Veterans Community Housing Coalition, a local organization that advocates for veterans seeking housing. 

Tickets are available for both racers and non-racers. Racers must be prepared with either a rucksack, weighted backpack, or weighted vest. Army standard is 35 pounds. Non-racer tickets are for those who wish not to carry the extra weight. All ticket holders will receive a t-shirt.

The race will begin at the large pavilion after a prayer service, National Anthem performance, and some words from Abigail’s mother. Refreshments will be available before and after the race.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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