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Show support for our local veterans and service members while raising money to help those dealing with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.
This event is produced by Clermont's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5277 and Clermont Triathlon Club
Participants have 3 options:
“Patrol”—2 mile walk/run (self-timed--souvenir dog tags included)
“Recon”—2 mile walk/run + 5 physical training stations--chip timed
“Assault”—4 mile walk/run + 10 physical training stations (Do “Recon” twice)--chip timed
Physical Training Stations for "Recon" and "Assault" options:
(No time limit at these stations--go at your own pace)
Air Force Station: 20 Push-ups
Army Station: 30 Sit-ups
Coast Guard Station: 30 Jumping Jacks
Marines Station: 20 Burpees
Navy Station: 30 Air Squats
All exercises will be demonstrated prior to race start.
For those who want to participate, but can't complete all the strength exercises--you can use these modifications:
Push-ups: you can do modified push-ups, using your knees if necessary.
Burpees: you can substitute 10 jumping jacks for 1 burpee.
ALL finishers will receive custom dog tags and post-race refreshments. Recon and Assault participants also get official chip-timing and are eligible for awards.
Clermont's VFW Post 5277 and the VFW Auxiliary will be in attendance to offer race support and pass out flags!
Check out these photos from last year's race from Jordan Greenwood Photography!
2018 Race Day Photo Gallery: https://www.geosnapshot.com/e/americas-mighty-warriors-military-race
America’s Mighty Warriors was created by Debbie Lee, the mother of Marc Lee, who was the first US Navy SEAL killed in action in Iraq.
Read more about this amazing organization: https://americasmightywarriors.org/
America's Mighty Warriors has four main programs to support veterans and service members. The primary focus of this event is to support the "Helping Heroes Heal" program:
Our troops are coming home after multiple deployments with emotional and physical needs. AMW recognizes they are not receiving the best care in a timely manner. We are dedicated to providing therapies that heal. We provide funding for those diagnosed with TBI to receive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. We are also working with other providers whose therapies are helping with PTSD. We also host retreats for our wounded warriors and their families to provide recreation and resiliency.
As our troops continue the fight on multiple fronts, many are experiencing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and associated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from combat-related blasts. More than 750,000 of our troops and families are affected and sadly, many are not getting access to the treatment they need to heal the actual brain injury! Instead, symptoms are being addressed with medication while source of the problem goes untreated. The result, our troops are on medication for depression, anxiety, concentration, sleeplessness and pain...
America’s Mighty Warriors is raising awareness and money to get our warriors access to this beneficial treatment and help our troops, vets and their families get their lives back after Traumatic Brain Injury.
AMW helps those dealing with PTSD and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and offers support for their families.
This organization was created by Debbie Lee in honor of her son, Marc Lee. Here is part of his story (from the AMW website):
Battle of Ramadi
On the night of August 2, 2006, during a cordon and search operation of the heavily-contested “J-Block” area 1.5 km east of COP Falcon, Charlie Platoon SEAL combat advisors, with their Iraq Army Partner Force and Team Bulldog, engaged in one of the most ferocious firefights with enemy forces in what would become known as “The Battle of Ramadi.” While providing cover with his MK 48 machine gun from a rooftop position for his SEAL Teammates maneuvering in the street below, AO3 (SEAL) Ryan Job took an enemy sniper round to his face, and was critically wounded. Immediately, Ryan’s Teammates from SEAL Team THREE Charlie Platoon, including AO2 (SEAL) Marc Lee, and members of SEAL Team EIGHT, responded to their wounded comrade on the exposed rooftop. AO2 (SEAL) Lee fearlessly stepped directly into the position where AO3 (SEAL) Ryan had been shot just moments before, and exposed himself to enemy fire to enable himself and his Teammates to lay down a heavy barrage of suppressive fire. This allowed the Team to recover AO3 (SEAL) Ryan and carry him off the rooftop to a casualty evacuation vehicle below.
After successfully getting AO3 (SEAL) Ryan to life-saving medical aid, the SEAL element then attacked the enemy, who had engaged their element and were continuing to attack US Army elements. After tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles engaged the enemy positions, the SEAL element entered a compound in pursuit of enemy fighters. While clearing the compound, the SEAL element was heavily engaged from close range from an adjacent building. AO2 (SEAL) Lee again boldly moved directly into the line of fire to engage the enemy and protect his Teammates, and was struck by enemy fire and killed instantly.
Packet pick-up and race-day registration will be from 8:30AM - 9:45AM at the race site.
Guest speakers & presentation of the colors begins at 10:00.AM Race begins shortly after.
Stick around afterward and tour the WWII Museum! It is a small museum operated by volunteers. They would appreciate your support and they have a donation jar at the door.
This course is out & back (2 miles total) on the South Lake Trail heading West from Clermont Historic Village.
There will be a drink station on the course with water and electrolyte sports drink.
"Patrol" and "Recon" will do the course once. "Assault" will do the course 2X--turnaround cone will be near the start line.
There will be 5 exercise stations in the grass along the course.
"Patrol" run/walk--no exercise stations
"Recon" complete each exercise station once (total of 5)
"Assault" complete each exercise station once--then do the whole course again--completing each station a 2nd time (total of 10)
Team Awards will be given to the top-performing Group/Team in the Recon and Assault races. Details TBA.
Overall Male & Female winner of Recon and Assault races.
Top 2 Male & Female finishers of Recon and Assault races in the following age groups:
5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
There are no timing/awards for Patrol, but all finishers receive custom dog tags.
All finishers will receive custom dog tags
The VFW Auxillary will be passing out flags
Participants will be treated to post-race refreshments
Food and drinks will also be available for purchase
Wear your Red, White and Blue!
All proceeds will go toward the America's Mighty Warriors charity and future community events organized by Clermont Tri Club.