The PJ Stanley Memorial 5K Race and Fun Walk is an annual event that will take place on October 15, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. starting in the Claremont City Park. For more details or to register online, visit www.tinyurl.com/pjstanley5k. Participants can also register at City Hall. Prizes are awarded at the conclusion of the race. $25 includes a t-shirt, professionally-timed race results, and door prizes. All proceeds go to the PJ Stanley Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The PJ Stanley Memorial Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to graduating high school students and community college students pursuing careers in the Police, EMS, Rescue and Fire fields at Catawba Valley Community College or Mitchell Community College. PJ Stanley was a leader in the Claremont community and worked throughout his life to make a positive difference through his service to these fields and teaching those who wished to join the ranks with him.