The tragic death of a young man has inspired a family fun event that will fund student scholarships.
The family of Binghamton High School graduate Noah Farrelly is organizing a road race and festival in honor of his memory.
Last December, Farrelly was struck and killed by a van while out jogging at SUNY Stony Brook where he was a freshman.
The inaugural Noah Farrelly Run and Southside Field Day will take place at MacArthur Park on Sunday, June 9th.
The event will include a 5K and 10K run, as well as other games and activities for the whole family such as; kickball, cornhole, basketball, and face painting.
The run is raising money for the Noah Farrelly Kindness Counts Scholarship which will be awarded to a Binghamton High School graduate.
Students and faculty can nominate a graduating Binghamton senior who exemplifies the qualities of kindness and generosity.
Noah’s mother, Bridgette Farrelly says he was always known for his positive spirit and upbeat attitude toward life. “We had many people in the community, classmates and adults alike that reached out to us and shared some really beautiful stories about the ways that Noah had made a personal difference in their lives. And it was very important to us, it was something we were very proud of. “
The Farrelly family will also be awarding another Scholarship to graduating track or cross country athletes in the region in honor of Noah’s passion for running.
They’re also developing a road safety course for runners.
To register or learn more about the event in June visit NoahFarrellyRun.org