The Fifth Annual Sean May Memorial Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 11, at Barr Lake State Park in Brighton. The run was created to honor May, a chief deputy district attorney with the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office who was shot to death in his backyard when he was returning home from work on Aug. 27, 2008.
During his seven years of service in Adams County, May volunteered for the Child Victim Unit, where he pursued justice for children who had been physically and/or sexually abused. At the time of his death, he was responsible for training and supervising new prosecutors.
May always stressed the importance of acting responsibly, including treating victims, the community, defendants and the courts with dignity and respect. Proceeds from the race will benefit Access to Justice programs and activities and May’s family.
The Self-Help Resource Center at the Adams County Justice Center was made possible in part by the proceeds from this event. The center provides computers, information and staff to help people with legal procedural questions. Since opening on Jan. 5, 2011, it has served thousands. The judiciary and legislature have recognized the center as a statewide model, funding staff positions there and self-help centers in other judicial districts.
The race is organized by the 17th J.D. Access to Justice Committee, the Adams/Broomfield Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association. The race will be professionally timed by Hallucination Sports. To register or fundraise for the race, visit seanmaymemorialrun.org; a list of sponsors and sponsorship information is also available there. In 2012, approximately 200 people participated in the race, and the event raised nearly $4,000.