3rd Annual Eight for Eddie 8K Run

On April 21, Up & Running (located at 3233 N. Mesa) hosted the 3rd Annual ‘Eight for Eddie 8K Run.’

A total of 119 runners participated in this year’s Run and awards were given out to those with the fastest speeds.

The event was emceed by Deputy Chief Daniel Roy and Eddie’s widow, Vanessa.

About Eddie Ramirez:

Eddie Ramirez was a lifelong El Pasoan who dedicated his career to serving his community. Eddie, also known as “Lurch” by his fellow firefighters, was devoted to his profession. He was always ready to answer the call and pushed others to strictly adhere to physical training both on and off duty. He was a jokester, always had the biggest grin and funny stories to share.

Eddie was also an extremely dedicated family man. He was the best father to his two sons and spent every day playing, wrestling, sneaking in ice cream trips and sharing his passion for off-roading with them.

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