May 9, 2020
WINTER SPRINGS, FL AND BAY HEAD, NJ (OCEAN) –Zechariah Cartledge who started Running 4 Heroes will be running in honor of Bay Head, NJ Firefigther David Clark who passed away in the line of duty from COVID-19 on April 18, 2020. Firefighter Clark’s son who attends school in Florida will be at the event. After the 1 mile at 6:30 ET tonight run Zechariah will fold the flag and present it Clark’s son.
Zechariah Cartledge started Running 4 Heroes when he was 10 years old and runs 1 mile for each fallen first responder.
Total Miles Run in 2020: (as of 5/8/20): 102
Total Miles Run in 2019: 376
Overall Miles Run: 478
Running 4 Heroes Inc. is a 501(c)(3)
Tonight at 6:30PM ET, Zechariah will run 1-mile carrying the Red Line Flag in honor of fallen Bay Head Fire Company No.1 Firefighter David Clark.
Please be advised that due to COVID-19, Zechariah may not have anyone joining him for his runs, including local First Responders.
Zechariah is able to continue with his mission as outdoor exercising is allowable per Florida statues regarding the stay-at-home order so long as social distancing measures are followed. Anyone who does join will be required to remain in their vehicles for the safety and protection of Zechariah and everyone else.
We encourage citizens and agencies from across the nation join our son tonight in a 1-mile walk or run at 6:30PM ET (3:30PM PT) to help honor this fallen hero. Please be sure to adhere to local and federal government regulations regarding social distancing.
Cause: Contracted COVID-19 while in the Line of Duty