TK's 10K / Virtual 10K
ABOUT THE EVENT
TK’s 10K is a memorial race established to honor the life and service of Hyannis Fire Department Capt. Thomas “TK” Kenney, a passionate technical rescue instructor with over 45 years of experience in emergency, fire, and training services. TK had an expert teaching ability and his service culminated with his retirement as the training captain for the Hyannis Fire Department. He was passionate about technical rescue knowledge and believed that continual training keeps communities and first responders safer. In his honor, our mission is to provide local first responders on the Cape and Islands with resources to encourage, support, and sustain their pursuit of the best available training and education.
Created by Kenney’s daughters Meaghann Kenney and Lauren Kenney Lynn, proceeds from TK’s 10K will be used to establish a fund through the Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund, to provide local first responders on the Cape and Islands with means and resources to encourage, support, and sustain their pursuit of the best available training and education. Stop, drop, and RUN (or walk) with us in the annual race!
2021: the plan
In the interest of safety during the pandemic, the first annual TK’s 10K will be virtual. Lucky for you, no one is going to be timing you, making sure you're keeping pace, or even—if you finish, but we would love for you to get out and walk or run in your memorial t-shirt on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Post your pictures to flood social media with the hashtag #TKs10K.
We hope you’ll save the date and join us in person next year during the first weekend in June to run the waterfront course and attend the after-party with live music, a raffle, and all the Bud Light you can drink. Start training to stop, drop, and run in-person next year.
TK’s career in emergency, fire, and training services spanned over 45 years, with an emphasis on technical rescue. A 1972 graduate of Roslindale High School, his distinguished legacy began as a volunteer member of the Boston Ambulance Squad and as an EMT/Paramedic with Boston EMS. Tom married his wife Kathy on June 18, 1978, graduated from Boston City Hospital’s first paramedic class (Medic 106) in May 1979, and later moved with Kathy to Hyannis, where he would become the first paramedic for HYFD. His service culminated with his retirement as the training captain with the fire department on October 19, 2018, a job he loved going to every day. Tom demonstrated his technical rescue knowledge and expert teaching ability by traveling the country leading specialized courses at FDIC, the New Hampshire Fire Academy, Barnstable Fire Academy, and as partner/instructor of Heavy Rescue, Inc. During his career, Tom proudly served as a rescue team manager for MA-TF1, with multiple deployment assignments, including the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the 1999 Worcester Cold Storage tragedy, and numerous natural disasters. Most notably, he was one of the first responders to Ground Zero the morning of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Tom served his community and country proudly.
THE TK's 10K COMMITTEE
Lauren Kenney Lynn
R. Scott Button