The Sussex County Paramedic Association will hold its 5th Annual Giggle Medic 5k Run/Walk Oct. 19 beginning at 9 a.m. at Irish Eyes, located at 213 Anglers Road in Lewes.
The event is in memoriam of Sussex County Paramedic Stephanie L. Callaway, who was killed in the line of duty in 2008. Callaway enjoyed working with all people, particularly kids. As such, proceeds from the event will be placed in a scholarship fund to be given to students who wish to pursue a career in Emergency Medical Services. The scholarship will be distributed once annually at $500 to a selected applicant from a pool of Sussex County high school students.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Fees are $20 for pre-registration and $25 on race day. Checks should be made payable to: Races2Run. Online registration is available at www.races2run.com. The first 200 registrants will receive upgraded "tech" shirts.
The course is a paved 5k run/walk to begin and end at Irish Eyes.
Awards will be given in the following categories: Overall, Masters, Top 3 finishers in each age group (9 and up, 10 to 13, 14 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69 and 70 and up) and the Stephanie Callaway Spirit Award, given to first place male and female paramedics.
Irish Eyes will host a post-race party with hotdogs and hamburgers, as well as Irish Eyes Bloody Marys and Michelob Ultra for those ages 21 and up.
On June 17, 2008, 31-year-old Callaway and the patient she was caring for were killed when the ambulance they were riding in collided with a tree. Two EMTs also sustained injuries in the crash. Callaway was a five-year veteran of Sussex County Emergency Medical Services and was the president of the Sussex County Paramedic Association. In addition, she served as a public information officer and field training officer for SCEMS. Callaway was a Georgetown native and is survived by her husband and two children.