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Fierce Five 5K Road Race

  • Lincoln Woods State Park (map)


These are just a few words that described 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 Five was created to memorialize Shannon’s determination, strength and spirit. Lincoln Woods was purposely chosen to test one’s core and endurance levels, just as Shannon was always challenging herself and others to do. Basically, it had to be FIERCE!! 

All proceeds go to the Fierce For Shannon Foundation. 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 fund FIERCE.   The Fierce For Shannon Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity.

Event details and schedule

TIME:    10:00 am Walk and Road Race Start  
PLACE:   Lincoln Woods State Park / Lincoln, Rhode Island

Each competitor and walker will receive a Fierce swag bag, wrist band and tech t-shirt. 

Overall Male and Female athlete's win a Fierce Five trophy.
All competitors and walkers will receive a Fierce Five medal.

This event is a family friendly event that will include live music, food and other special activities and guests. 

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