The 2015 Worcester Firefighters 6k Race

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Worcester Firefighters 6k Race

A resident of North Grafton, Massachusetts, Paul Andrew has built a successful career as a public policy specialist and writer through work with government entities and prominent international companies. Outside of his professional pursuits, Paul Andrew enjoys running in fundraising marathons in North Grafton and beyond, and he recently took part in the Worcester Firefighters 6k Race .

Every year, Worcester, Massachusetts, holds a three-part Tour de Worcester race series for participants in both walking and running events. For the past 15 years, city leaders have hosted the 6k race in remembrance of the six firefighters lost in the 1999 Worcester Cold Storage Fire. Since its inception, the race has raised more than $500,000 for non-profits such as Community Harvest Project and National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS).

On June 14, 2015, the annual Worcester Firefighters 6k began at Institute Park with a kickoff featuring music from the Worcester Firefighter Pipes and Drums. Held in honor of the retiring Fire Chief Gerard A. Dio, the race attracted about 1,500 runners and a number of prominent local leaders. After completing the race, participants joined local residents for a block party celebration that featured a silent auction, food, and live music. Overall, the 2015 race raised an impressive $600,000 to benefit the supported charities.