New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 22, 2020

First annual Puller 10K set

By Alan Chamberlain | March 26, 2008 3:10 pm

The first annual Chesty Puller Memorial Twin Bridge 10K Run takes place on June 21 in West Point.

The course begins in downtown West Point, passing Puller’s home, goes over the Lord Delaware Bridge into King & Queen County, comes back over the bridge and crosses the Eltham Bridge into New Kent County, and comes back over that bridge before turning right on to Kirby St. and finishing at 8th St.

Registration begins at the 8th and Kirby starting line at 6:30 a.m. The race begins at 8 a.m.

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers and the top three males and females in under 14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65 and over age groups.

Top military finishers will also win awards. Servicemen and women from all military branches are encouraged to compete.

Registration forms are available at the New Kent Administration Building, New Kent Parks and Recreation Office, the town hall, library, and YMCA in West Point, or on line at www.kingwilliamcounty.us. Proceeds go toward construction of a West Point historical museum. For information, contact Neal Barber at 843-2228 or nbarber@west-point.va.us.

Lt. Gen Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller, who was born in West Point, is the most decorated Marine in history.