​​​Please see below for the donations that have been made in 1LT Mark Dooley's honor: 


2010 - 2nd Annual 1LT Mark Dooley 5K Race

$5000.00 was donated to assist in the construction of the Vermont Global War on Terror Memorial at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, VT.  This $350,000 memorial honors Mark Dooley and all of Vermont's fallen soldiers killed in recent conflicts.  This beautiful memorial also recognizes the selfless commitment of those who have served and will serve in these conflicts.

2011 - 3rd Annual 1LT Mark Dooley 5K Race
$5200 was donated to the Town of Wilmington Police & Fire Departments to assist in repairing damages caused by hurricane Irene.
$1035.00 was donated to the Yellow Ribbon Group (A local troop support group) and Rolling Thunder VT1 (A Veteran’s Advocacy Group).  
$1334.00 was donated to the Twin Valley High School Athletics Department for the purchase of an athletics tent for sporting events.

2012 - 4th Annual 1LT Mark Dooley 5K Race
$2130.00 donated to the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation
Twin Valley High School Athletics donation: Tent sides; $255.00
$200 donation to Rolling Thunder VT1
$500 donation to the Brattleboro Yellow Ribbon Group (event volunteers)
Twin Valley High School, Spanish Group (event volunteers): $500.00

2013 - 5th Annual 1LT Mark Dooley 5K Race

$500 donation to the Brattleboro Yellow Ribbon Group
$500 donation to the Twin Valley High School Athletics Program
$642 donation to the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation (from event raffle proceeds)


2014 - 6th Annual 1LT Mark Dooley 5K Race

$500 donation to the Twin Valley High School Athletics Program
$500 donation to the Twin Valley High School Spanish Group (event volunteers)
$500 donation to the Brattleboro Yellow Ribbon Group
$500 to the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation 

$1000 Scholarship and 1LT Dooley Award to Colin Lozito


2015 - 7th Annual 1LT Mark Dooley 5K Race

(10 Year Anniversary Event)

$1000 to the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation

$250 donation to the Twin Valley High School Athletics Program

$500 donation to the Twin Valley Middle High School Athletics Program

$500 donation to the Brattleboro Yellow Ribbon Group

$1000 Scholarship and 1LT Dooley Award to Hank C. Sweeney


​2016 - 8th Annual 1LT Mark Dooley 5K Race 

$1240 donation to the Twin Valley Middle High School for purchase of a track & field records board

$621.34 donation to the Twin Valley Middle High School for purchase of girls basketball team sports       bags and custom tags

$2000 donation to the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation

$500 donation to the Spanish Group (student volunteers) of the Twin Valley Middle High School

$160 donation to Twin Valley Youth Sports for purchase of new soccer balls

$1000 Scholarship and the 1LT Dooley Award to Theresa Snow​​
$227.88
 Purchase of Police Officer Teddy Bears, donated to the Wilmington Police Department









About the 1LT Mark Dooley Fund


The 1LT Mark H. Dooley Memorial/Scholarship Fund was established by Mark Dooley's friends & co-workers at the Wilmington Police Department in 2009.  The first annual race was held that same year, and thanks to the tremendous support of the community (and beyond) the event has developed into something truly wonderful.

The purpose of the the 1LT Dooley Fund is to ensure that Mark Dooley is remembered for his sacrifice and to create a means for Mark Dooley to continue to have a positive impact on the community which he once served.

A portion of the race proceeds are set aside each year to help pay for local memorial honoring Mark Dooley.  

In 2015 (at the 7th annual event) a bronze plaque was unveiled that will soon become part of a permanent memorial.  

The 1LT Mark H. Dooley Award and Scholarship ($1000) is offered each year to a graduating student of the Twin Valley Middle High School in Whitingham, Vermont.  

In addition, the 1LT Mark Dooley Fund gives back to special causes  each year (see the list on this page).   


We cannot thank our sponsors, donors, participants, and supporters enough for making this all possible!

5K Race & Kids Fun Run

Memorial/Scholarship Fund

Would you like to support this cause?

Here's how you can help!


1. Monetary donations are always appreciated.  


Please make checks payable to:

The 1LT Mark Dooley Fund

Mail to:

PO BOX 1635, Wilmington, VT 05363


2. We love our corporate sponsors!  If your business or a business you know would like become an official event sponsor, please direct them to our website for information, or send us an email at: ltmarkdooley5k@gmail.com


3. Help get the word out about our event!  Share our website, Facebook page and posts, or hang up a flier at work or school.


4. If your business would like to donate goods or services, please get in touch!  Many business donate snacks, beverages, and other items to help make our event a success!


5. Sign up for the race as a participant and join us on race day!


6. Show up on race day!  Support the participants, honor our fallen national hero, enjoy the live music, great food, and wonderful people.  We know you'll be back for the next race!


7. Volunteer!  We have some amazing volunteers from wonderful groups like the Deerfield Valley Rotary, and the Brattleboro Yellow Ribbon Group, but always welcome more.  Send us an email!


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