True to the Blue 5K

Sat October 12, 2019 Daytona Beach, FL US 32114 Directions
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True to the Blue 5K Registration

$25 8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after September 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

True to the Blue 5K Registration For Current ERAU Students (ERAU Student ID Required)

$20 8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Registration ends October 10, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
Description

The True to the Blue 5K 

We invite you to join the True to the Blue 5K on Embry-Riddle’s campus in Daytona Beach on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  The True to the Blue 5K will honor one of Embry-Riddle's first graduates of the Homeland Security program, Ashley Guindon.  Ashley was a Marine Corps veteran who was tragically killed in the line of duty on her first day on the job as a Police Officer serving Prince William County, VA. on February 27, 2016. Funds raised from the 5K Run & Walk will benefit the Ashley Guindon Memorial Scholarship.

WHAT TO EXPECT : Prior to the race we will have Embry-Riddle's president Barry Butler and Volusia county's Sheriff Chitwood give remarks. Be prepared to be inspired and motivated as our national anthem is played by the Embry-Riddle pep band and a race start with a police motorcycle escort from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. After running through the beautiful Embry-Riddle campus finish running along Embry-Riddle's newly renovated Legacy Walk.  Upon finishing runners can enjoy some post race treats, cheer on fellow runners and visit the various static displays from the Volusia County Sheriff's office including marine, dive, motor, swat, bomb and other displays. At 9:30 AM awards will be presented to our top finishers and age group winners. Also during the award ceremony, everyone who participates in the race will have a chance to win door prizes that have been generously donated by local stores and restaurants.

WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2018 8:30 A.M.

WHERE: The start/finish line will be located on Legacy Walk next to the Student Center at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach Campus.

ROUTE: This 5K route will run through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's beautiful Daytona Beach campus. The route is paved throughout and includes crossing Clyde Morris Blvd via the campus pedestrian bridge. 

ENTRY FEES: ERAU Students: $20.00; Non-ERAU Students: $25.00 through September 30th; $30 from October 1st true October 11th; $35 day of race.

REGISTRATION: Online preregistration closes 11:59 P.M. Thursday, October 10th. Register in-person at packet pick up and on day of race 7:00-8:15 A.M. Race starts promptly at 8:30 A.M. 

Give-aways: Runners registered by Wednesday, October 2nd are guaranteed a True to the Blue race t-shirt. Upon finishing the race runners will also receive custom made True to the Blue 5K dog tags from Commemorative Dog Tags out of Port Orange, Florida. Extra t-shirts will be available at packet pick up and race day, but these shirts will be first come first serve.

RACE TIMING AND SCORING: The race will be professionally timed and scored by Runner's High Timing and Race Management. The race will be timed using disposable, electronic tags attached to the bib number. Please wear your bib number to the front, pinned at all four corners, visible, and unaltered. 

PACKET PICK-UP: There are 2 Options. Option 1: Eagle Block Party on the Connolly Quadrangle in front of the new student union on the ERAU campus, Friday, October 11th 4:00-7:00 PM; Option 2: Race Day - Saturday, October 12th 7:00-8:15 A.M. 

AWARDS: Post race awards will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers as well as the top three male and female finishers in each age group. Age groups include 9 & under, 10-17, 18-23, 24-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. These awards are beautiful, one of kind dog tags, custom made by Commemorative Dog Tags out of Port Orange, Florida.

GROUP DISCOUNTS: Groups of 10 or more please contact Deanna Lebeda dempsed4@erau.edu for group discounts. 

Due to the fundraising nature of this race, no refunds are available. 

Place
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL US 32114
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Ashley Guindon - "Live for something rather than die for nothing!"

Ashley Guindon 
"Live for something rather than die for nothing"
1987 - 2016
(ERAU 2010)

Ashley Guindon, one of the first graduates of the ERAU Homeland Security program, was tragically killed in the line of duty on February 27, 2016, her first day on the job as a Police Officer serving Prince William County, VA.

The Security Studies and International Affairs Department is acutely aware that many of the graduates of our program will enter into fields where they may be placed in harm's way. We will remember and honor Ashley, and the others who follow her into public or military service, for their dedication, bravery, and selfless sacrifice in the line of duty.

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