The second annual Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count 5K Run/Walk will be at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the NewCentury Air Center. The race will start and finish in front of the U.S. Army Reserve hangar.
Army Specialist Spencer C. Duncan was one of 30 American servicemen who lost their lives when their Chinook helicopter was shot down on Aug. 6, 2011 in Afghanistan. It was the worst U.S. loss of life in a single day during the Afghan War.
Spencer, a graduate of Olathe South High School, was 21 years old when he died. He was the oldest son of Dale and Megan Duncan, Olathe.
The annual Make It Count event, which occurs near the anniversary of Spencer’s death, was created in remembrance of one soldier as a way to help other ones. The first event last year raised more than $20,000.
The words “make it count” were ones that Dale Duncan routinely said to his three sons. These words were spoken during the last conversation between Dale and Spencer.
Online registration for the run/walk is $25 through July 31 and it increases to $30 beginning Aug. 1. Registration also is available beginning at 6 a.m. at the event. Veterans are free, but are asked to register.
The event will include a Chinook helicopter and other military equipment.
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