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. 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.
The Fierce Running Festival is the only fundraising event held each year by the Fierce For Shannon Foundation. All proceeds from the running festival help us to provide scholarships and needs based grants to individuals and groups whose work ethic, drive and determination align with the way Shannon lived her life. These important resources also help fuel our Global PayItForward movement called Share For Shannon.
Date: Sunday, September, 25 2022
Start Times: 8:30 am
Place: Deer Field Park, Smithfield, Rhode Island
EARLY BIRD / $25
JULY 1 /
RACE DAY /
EARLY BIRD / $45
JULY 1 /
RACE DAY /
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES / SEPTEMBER 22ND
[ENTRY FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE AND CAN NOT BE TRANSFERRED]
WHAT DO I GET:
All registered participants receive:
Fierce Race Bib (chip timed)
Fierce T Shirt
Fierce Finishers Medal
Overall male and female athlete's from each race win a Fierce trophy. Finisher medals are awarded to all competitors.
PLEASE NOTE: T-SHIRTS ARE ORDERED WELL IN ADVANCE TO REGISTRATION CLOSING. THE EARLIER
YOU REGISTER THE BETTER CHANCE YOU WILL HAVE TO GETTING A SHIRT THAT FITS.
BIB PICK UP: SATURDAY 9/24 AT THE SEEKONK NEWMAN YMCA, SEEKONK MA / 9AM - 11AM
RACE DAY REGISTRATION: 6:30AM - 7:45AM
WALKERS, STROLLERS AND PETS:
We welcome all who wish to participate in the Fierce Running Festival. If you have small children that require strollers please be considerate of your fellow competitors and walkers. Unfortunately, according to USATF regulations, pets are not allowed on the course during the competition.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING:
Ample parking at the start and finish line please park in designated areas that are marked for parking. There is NO PARKING at the finish line area.