Greenville teen killed in plane crash honored by 5K, half marathon

The McManus family died in a plane crash in Alaska in 2013.

TRAVELERS REST, SC (WSPA)–Saturday, runners and walkers will hit the pavement for a race helps honor a Greenville teen who died in a plane crash.cant_catch_connor

Connor McManus and his family, along with the Antonokas family from Greenville, were killed in July of 2013 while on a trip to Alaska.  Organizers are putting on the Can’t Catch Connor 5K and Half Marathon to help raise money for Boy Scout projects.

Connor and his father were involved with Troop 9 in Greenville. All money raised from the race goes toward a prayer chapel at Camp Old Indian, a local scout camp.

Family members donated Chris and Connor McManus's uniforms to the Boy Scouts right after they passed. Troop 9 keeps them in shadow boxes in their memory at their Scout Hut.
Family members donated Chris and Connor McManus’s uniforms to the Boy Scouts right after they passed. Troop 9 keeps them in shadow boxes in their memory at their Scout Hut.

Both races start and finish at Gateway Park in Travelers rest and the courses will be on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

You must register by Thursday at 8pm.  You can also purchase t-shirts or just make donations.  Click here for more information.


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