- INSPIRING AND INVESTING IN HUMANITY
That's what Shannon did each and every day and what the foundation will continue in her memory.
Shannon Heil, a full-time student who also worked full-time delivering pizzas, and who further made time to train (and win!) at the highest levels of competitive cheerleading.
Shannon invested herself into the lives of friends, family and even those people she’d randomly encounter. Shannon lived life to the fullest, and her example inspired others to do the same. She was determined to do more – to make her mark on this world – in everything she did.
She picked up the moniker “Fierce” on the cheer mat because of her bright red hair, her precise, athletic and graceful movements and because she was tall and powerful. From a distance, Shannon Heil was a commanding presence. In conversation, even more so.
On the afternoon of July 11, 2013 Shannon was taken from this world in a horrific automobile crash on a dangerous stretch of road in Burrillville, RI. She was only 18 years old and had her whole life in front of her.
Convinced Shannon’s impact needed to continue on, her friends and family created the “Fierce For Shannon Foundation” to invest in young people who embody the same attributes that Shannon had.
The Foundation awards scholarships and grants to individuals and groups whose work ethic, drive and determination align with the way Shannon lived her life. In the simplest of terms: we will fund fierce.
To learn more about the Fierce For Shannon Foundation go to www.fierceforshannon.org.
The Fierce Five was created to memorialize Shannon’s determination, strength and spirit. We purposely chose Lincoln Woods State Park because of it's hilly terrain. This course will test one’s core and endurance levels, just as Shannon was always challenging herself and others to do. Basically, it had to be FIERCE!!
Each mile is clearly marked with two water stations situated on the course and certified by the USATF.
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Event details and schedule
9:00 am / 1K Kids Fierce Run (NEW)
10:00 am / 5K Road RACE & Walk
SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017
LINCOLN WOODS STATE PARK
- Each 5K participant receives a Fierce tshirt, cinch bag & finisher medal!
- Crystal trophies for overall men and women's winners.
- Post race festivities include delicious food provided by our sponsors, snacks, photobooth, DJ and live music after the race.
- Special April Fools Day costume contest (see website for details).
New >> 1K Fierce Kids Run for children 12 and under
- Top male and female winner award
- Cotton tshirt and finisher ribbon for all competitors
FOR FULL DETAILS VISIT OUR RACE SITE AT FIERCEFIVE.ORG