Saturday's Angels Among Us Memorial 5K honors young Dickson County lives lost too soon

A 5K run that pays tribute to young Dickson County residents who have been lost to accidents or disease will be held for the first time this weekend. The Angels Among Us Memorial 5K features a five-kilometer run and one-mile run or walk in Montgomery Bell State Park on Saturday. According to the website angelsamongusmemorial5K.com, the event is “organized as a way of paying tribute to and honoring the young people of Dickson County that have lost their lives in tragic accidents, by illness or other causes.” The website lists several “angels,” that range from 4-month-old Lucas Dawson who died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 1991 to 28-year-old Alan Faircloth who died one year ago yesterday following a motorcycle accident. The most recent addition to the list is 23-year-old Anastasia Sloan, who died May 5 in a wreck on Interstate 40. The deadline for online registration for the race at active.com is today with registration costing $25. Registration begins at 7 am Saturday at Montgomery Bell and is $30. Medals will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers and the top male and female finishers in seven age categories. The race is scheduled to begin at 8 am with the competitive runners followed by joggers and walkers. Proceeds from the Angels Among Us Memorial 5K will be presented to food pantries and shelters in Dickson County. Families and friends who have lost someone are invited to participate in Saturday’s event. For more information on the 5K run or on having an “angel” memorialized, visit angelsamongusmemorial5K.com.